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Course on Beneficial Fungi Popular Among Many, Especially Organic farmers

WHO: Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. WHAT: UF/IFAS teaches a course called “Applications and Analyses of Mycorrhizal Associations,” a class that’s particularly popular with organic farmers. Course participants learn how to use the power of these beneficial fungi. Professor Andy Ogram and senior biological scientist Abid Al Agely -- both in the

UF/IFAS researchers awarded $10.5M to work on citrus greening resistance or tolerance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With citrus greening devastating Florida’s $8.6 billion-a-year citrus industry, three University of Florida scientists will use $10.52 million in federal grants to study ways to help growers cope with the disease, including research on genetic editing that may produce potentially resistant fruit and trees. Since greening – or huanglongbing (HLB) -- was first reported in Florida in 2005, Florida’s citrus production

UF/IFAS researchers working to help restore Lake Apopka

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Every so often, Carrie Adams and Laura Reynolds take a boat onto Lake Apopka to toss plants into the water. They hope the plants take root in the lake and help stimulate the process that may eventually rid the water of pollutants and help boost the fish population. Other lakes in Florida and around the country can also benefit from their technique, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

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