Sugar Farmers Balk at Selling Land for Reservoir

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Sugar, Water

Sugar farmers who own land in an area targeted by Senate President Joe Negron for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee said Monday they won’t be “willing sellers” to the state. The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida intends to deliver a letter Tuesday at a meeting of the Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee, which will review a controversial …

Winter Fresh, Summer Somewhere Campaign

Josh McGill Berries, Industry News Release, Top Posts

Folsom, Calif. – Many U.S. consumers believe blueberries are only in season May through August. With the goal of changing those perceptions, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is conducting a Winter Fresh, Summer Somewhere campaign which runs through February 2017. The campaign highlights the quality, in-season product available to U.S. consumers year-round, fresh from the blueberry farms of South America. …

UF/IFAS Extension Faculty Win Seed Money Through New Shark Tank-Style Program

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Top Posts

By: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu Source: Nick Place, 352-392-1761, nplace@ufl.edu Hannah Carter, 352-392-1041, hscarter@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Facial recognition software is no longer a thing of the future. But what if similar technologies could one day help farmers identify pests in the field? Steve Futch, multi-county citrus agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension, …

Four with UF/IFAS Ties to Be Inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Kelsey Fry Industry News Release, Top Posts

Jan. 30, 2017 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Jack Payne, 352-392-1971, jackpayne@ufl.edu   GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumni, a producer who worked with UF/IFAS Extension and UF/IFAS Research and a contributor to the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation will be inducted into …

Florida Organic Growers and UF/IFAS Host Free Organic Spinach Production System Workshop

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Top Posts

Contact: Jenni Williams, 321.749.6061 Email: jenni@foginfo.org GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida Organic Growers and University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are hosting a free Organic Spinach Production System workshop in Citra. When: Thursday, February 9 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: University of Florida Plant Science Research and Education, Unit 2556, West Highway 318, Citra The workshop will cover …

UF/IFAS Findings Could Help Prevent Crop-Killing Pathogen from Coming to U.S.

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Research, Top Posts

By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Erica Goss, 352-273-4650, emgoss@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New findings by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers could help prevent more genetic strains of the potato- and tomato-killing late-blight pathogen from entering the United States. These findings may provide further evidence to help researchers solve the $6 billion-a-year disease that continues …