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Soil and Water Science

Soil and water science is vital for environmental protection

Citrus Horticulture

Serving growers in the world's renowned citrus production region

Plant Pathology

Providing crop protection research for the region's agricultural crops

Entomology Biological Control

Invasive insects are controlled with natural enemies

Aquaculture

Aquaculture program for local industry

Postharvest Technology

Postharvest technology research is conducted in the Postharvest Facility

Highlights

Hurricane Irma update: Lauren Butler, UF/IFAS Extension Okeechobee County – Sept. 18

Replanting, rebuilding, remarkable Florida agriculture Hurricane Irma made landfall onto Florida’s coasts on September 10, 2017. As she charged her way up the state, Irma left a path of destruction and chaos behind for Florida residents, and Florida agriculture. It may be a few more weeks before life returns to normal for the majority of Floridians, but for those residents whose livelihood depends on their agricultural businesses, it will

UF/IFAS Extension steps up to feed hungry children, babies in southwest Florida

  BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- Laurie Hurner could hear the children and babies crying in hunger in her sleep. The University of Florida IFAS Extension Highlands County director knew she had to feed children left hungry by Hurricane Irma, so she reached out to Stephanie Farmer, 4-H advocate and agriculture journalist, for help. “Saturday was the first day that many families in southwest Florida got power back and the ability to

UF experts offer tips for tree, lawn survival post-Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As property owners and managers clean up lawns and trees in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s wind and rain, University of Florida experts offer several tips for tree planning and recovery and lawn improvement. Michael Orfanedes, a commercial horticulture agent at the UF/IFAS Extension Broward County office, said it’s important to get input from a certified arborist before deciding what to do with your damaged

UF expert offers tips on tending to mental health after a hurricane

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- While residents are cleaning up after Hurricane Irma, and many are still without electricity and clean water, it is not unexpected that some are starting to show symptoms of stress. Heidi Radunovich, a psychologist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, says taking care of your mental health is just as important as addressing physical needs. “Most people are able to cope

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