World Ag Expo Celebrates 50 Years

Abbey Taylor Top Posts

The World Ag Expo is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and it is an event you will not want to miss. Jerry Sinift, chief executive officer of International Agri-Center, spoke about what to expect at this year's expo on February 14–16 in Tulare, California. Sinift says the expo has something new every year. Growers will be…

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…

6 Things to Know About EPA Review of Pyrethroids

Abbey Taylor Environment, Top Posts

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting comments on the ecological risk assessments for pyrethroids and pyrethrins as insecticides. This evaluation is occurring as part of a registration review during which the EPA reevaluates registered pesticides to ensure they are not causing unreasonable harm to humans or the environment. Comments on the evaluation will…

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…

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…

Strawberry Industry Participation Needed for Survey

Abbey Taylor Research, Strawberry, Top Posts

Dr. Sanjun Gu, an Extension horticulture specialist at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, recently spoke about his ongoing research and how growers can participate in the National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative's (NSSI) strawberry survey. There are 13 states currently participating in this nationwide survey, but Gu hopes to encourage more participation. The survey mainly…