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

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


Artificial Intelligence for Irrigation Models

Mohammad Valipour's vision for artificial intelligence irrigation systems spans all of the world's farms -- from the small family-owned

Fort Pierce Native Pursues a Career in Agriculture

Fort Pierce native John-Paul Fox is gaining real-world experience in Lorenzo Rossi’s root biology laboratory this summer. “I am

Vero Beach Native Aspires to Become Local Highly Trained Research Scientist

Vero Beach native Jonathan Capen is in pursuit of a research science career to help protect crops that have for so long brought economic

21-Year-Old Turkey Scholar’s Fierce Devotion to Food Protection

Sena Demirden, 21, has her career ambitions on target. A visiting scholar from Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University in Turkey, Demirden’s