We research and teach about soil, water and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within IFAS and CALS, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
We research and teach about soil, water and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within IFAS and CALS, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
                
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Kids to Learn About Citrus in Labs During Youth Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Children, you’re invited to an up-close-and-personal, hands-on experience with the world of citrus. You might even get your hands dirty while touring plant labs at this year’s third annual Citrus Youth Day on June 27. Scientists at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida, part of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, host the Citrus Youth Day to get students interested in

Stormwater Ponds May Harbor Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research Finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Stormwater ponds are prevalent throughout Florida’s urban and residential landscapes, but University of Florida researchers are looking into whether these engineered ecosystems support the spread of invasive plant species. An ongoing UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Interdisciplinary Research on Invasive Species (IRIS) grant-funded project set out to examine the ecosystems within and surrounding stormwater

Grapefruit Grown Under Protective Screens Maximizes Fruit Yield

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Growers of one of Florida’s signature citrus crops, the grapefruit, may see more production and possibly less of the deadly citrus greening disease. Researchers have worked for four years, growing grapefruit under protective screens on a 1-acre experimental plot of trees at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and they’re seeing encouraging results. UF/IFAS scientists and a few

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