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UF/IFAS research finds ways to save water, strawberries and money during cold temps

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways to use less water, yet … Continue reading

Citrus greening bacterium changes the behavior of bugs to promote its own spread

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The disease that threatens to destroy Florida’s $10.7 billion citrus industry appears to have its own mechanism to promote its spread, making it harder to control.  A recent study by five University of Florida researchers shows … Continue reading

UF/IFAS study: Few science museums use the word “agriculture” to teach

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Walk into a science museum, and you may read the words “paleontology” or “astronomy.” But you’re not likely to find the word “agriculture” in any science museum, even though many exhibits relate to … Continue reading