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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

Watch bugs go to town on invasive plant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- One of Florida’s most problematic invasive plants will soon meet a small but formidable enemy. The air potato leaf beetle — a bright red insect about the size of a pinky fingernail — has a big appetite for the air potato plant, whose vines can completely consume natural areas, smothering other plants and native habitat. The beetles chew through air potatoes leaves, leaving them riddled with holes. Tampa Bay

UF, FWC: Citizen science key to tracking horseshoe crabs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- As the weather warms, tourists won’t be the only ones heading to Florida’s beaches. Horseshoe crabs also come ashore this time of year, though they are more interested in finding a mate than getting a tan. For Jane Brockmann, professor emeritus of biology at the University of Florida, the horseshoe crabs’ arrival is a chance to track and monitor these primeval-looking creatures. Brockmann and a few dozen volunteer

UF helps slow the cycle of food-insecurity, obesity

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- LaToya O’Neal and others at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are trying to ensure that all people can buy nutritious food and, in turn, curb obesity among those with limited daily access to healthy food. Those who go day to day with little to no access to nutritious food are food-insecure, O’Neal said. About 13 percent of American households experienced food-insecurity

UF/CALS Ph.D. student receives university-wide graduate teaching award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Michael Vickers, a second-year entomology and nematology Ph.D. student in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, was honored with a university-wide graduate student teaching award at a ceremony on May 5. Vickers received the 2017 Jack L. Fry Award for excellence in teaching by a graduate student at the CALS scholarship and leadership awards banquet in April. “It’s an honor to be

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