UF Hosts Hemp Workshops for Growers, Industry in August

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking the first step to introduce industrial hemp to growers and industry across the state. The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project will host a series of workshops for grower and industry project partners. UF/IFAS faculty will…

UF Launches One-Stop Resource for Disaster Prep, Recovery

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians preparing for the next Hurricane Irma can visit the University of Florida’s (UF) new disaster website for quick tips, videos and more on how to deal with a natural disaster. Experts encourage users to bookmark the new site, disaster.ifas.ufl.edu, for quick access. “We’ve integrated all our disaster resources so people could…

UF ‘Dream Team’ Plans to Change Face of South Florida Ag, Natural Resources

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Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu HOMESTEAD, Fla. – They don’t wear capes and tights, but the new University of Florida (UF) faculty members hope their research will help grow the state’s agriculture and natural resources, and stave off enemies that threaten industry. The eight scientists, based at the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in…

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Florida Gets Another Chance to Make Case in ‘Water War’

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By: Lloyd Dunkelberger TALLAHASSEE --- In a victory for Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the nation’s third-largest state should be given another chance to prove its case that overconsumption of water in Georgia is damaging the Apalachicola River system. The 5-4 decision, written by Justice Stephen Breyer, overturned a 2017 recommendation by a…

Georgia Farmers Enjoying Improved Peach Crop

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Last year, the peach crop in Georgia really suffered. But according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Taylor and Peach counties, this year’s crop has rebounded following colder temperatures this past December and January. In an article written by Clint Thompson, news editor with the University of…

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BREAKING NEWS: Florida Wins Round in ‘Water War’

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In a victory for Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sent the state’s “water war” with Georgia back to a special master for further consideration. The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, said Special Master Ralph Lancaster used “too strict a standard” in recommending that Florida be denied relief  in its long-running claim that…

Kelly Morgan Named New Director of UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As Best Management Practices Coordinator for the state, Kelly Morgan has spent years helping growers find optimum ways to irrigate and fertilize their crops to maximize results. Now, he will get the chance to coordinate even more groundbreaking research. The University of Florida has named Morgan the…

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FFVA President Mike Stuart to Retire

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National search under way for association’s next leader MAITLAND, FL -- Mike Stuart, president of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, has notified the association’s Board of Directors of his intent to retire, according to FFVA Chairman Paul R. Orsenigo. A national search is under way to find a successor for Stuart, who has led…