Like to lie in the hammock? That – and other variables — will trigger how you fertilize, irrigate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some urban residents see their landscapes as havens for birds or pollinators. Some like the sheer beauty of a well-kempt lawn or a place to relax. Still others prefer the profit they might make from improving their lawn when they sell their home. Urban residents value their lawns through their own prisms, and those values lead to a range of efficiency in how they irrigate and fertilize, a new University of Florida study

Hunt Brothers Fellowship grows future citrus industry leaders

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Even when Matt Mattia was studying tomato breeding as a master’s student at the University of Florida, he was dreaming of citrus. Now a doctoral student at UF, he’s working toward achieving that dream of working in one of Florida’s most important industries. Thanks to the Hunt Brothers Fellowship, which funds graduate research in citrus, Mattia can live, work and study in the heart of citrus country at the Citrus

With $3 million grant, researchers hope to help find sites to grow tomorrow’s produce

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are sounding a warning bell that fresh produce may be hard to come by in the future. Scientists with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences cite changes in our climate, loss of fresh water and competition for resources as major threats in farmers’ ability to increase production of fruits and vegetables. With a new $3 million federal grant, Senthold Asseng, a UF/IFAS

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