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  • What’s New in IR-4 Research
    By Karla Arboleda Inter-regional Research Project 4 (IR-4) researchers at the University of Florida (UF) recently helped to approve an herbicide for stevia. Janine Spies, the IR-4 southern region field coordinator at UF, focuses on collecting residue data in field trials for various specialty crops. In collaboration with researchers located in 13 states as north […]
  • Growers Should Manage Tomato Bacterial Spot While Seedlings are in Transplant Facilities
    BALM, FL (UF/IFAS-Oct. 17, 2019) — New findings from University of Florida scientists could help tomato growers nationwide in their battle against a damaging disease. With 37,000 acres, Florida’s tomato industry is a $520 million-a-year crop, so it’s critical to find sources of diseases so growers can avoid or treat them to sustain their yields. […]
  • Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Legislation to Expedite Water Quality Improvements
    Jupiter, FL (EOG-Oct. 16, 2019) — Gov. Ron DeSantis announced proposed legislation for the 2020 legislative session that will expedite water quality improvements throughout Florida. The legislation incorporates recommendations of the Blue-Green Algae Task Force, which the governor created shortly after taking office to aid the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in protecting, conserving and […]
  • Strawberry Advisory System Helps Growers Cut Costs
    Protecting crops from pathogens is always top-of-mind for growers, but crop protection products can quickly burn a big hole in a grower’s wallet. A researcher-developed strawberry advisory system aims to keep that from happening, while still ensuring the crop gets the care it needs. According to Adrian Zuniga, a doctoral student in Natalia Peres’ lab […]