citrus horticulture research


Joshua working in the greenhouse at EPCOT


Program Areas

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 Virology

Providing crop protection research for the region's agricultural crops

Entomology Biological Control

Invasive insects are controlled with natural enemies


Aquaculture program for local industry

Postharvest Technology

Postharvest technology research is conducted in the Postharvest Facility


Dr. Jawwad A. Qureshi, New Horticultural Entomologist

One of the world's few scientists whose research is focused on Integrated Pest Management for the citrus industry has joined IRREC. Welcome Dr. Qureshi!

Position Opening--Citrus Horticulturalist

Please utilize the above link for the full position description and application specifications.

IRREC Endowment

The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center Endowment will provide Assistantships for graduate students who are pursuing careers in scientific research.

Welcome Dr. Liliana Cano, Assistant Professor or Plant Pathology

Dr. Liliano Cano, a plant pathologist with 12 years of experience in plant-microbe interactions has joined the faculty of the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center to help citrus growers.