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UF-led research to help cope with parasitic nematodes, which cause $125B in crop losses worldwide

Brad BuckAugust 24th, 2022Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an emerging concern in agriculture: the effect of warming nighttime temperatures. This unprecedented trend is causing critical challenges to crops,” said University […]

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health

Brad BuckMarch 21st, 2022Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium wilt, pests such as root-knot nematodes and weeds that compete for water and nutrients. While these fumigants are […]

UF/IFAS scientist battles ‘hidden enemies’ in South Florida’s soil

Lourdes MederosMarch 6th, 2022FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl “Abi” Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more. As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor of nematology is all about South Florida soil and the microscopic roundworms that wreak havoc on its crops […]

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