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American Society of Agronomy announces 2017 award recipient

On June 6, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on American Society of Agronomy announces 2017 award recipient

The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) announces the following 2017 award recipient to be formally presented at the ASA Awards Ceremony on 2017-10-25 during the scientific society’s Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel. The annual awards are presented for outstanding contributions to agronomy through education, national and international service, and research. Hardev Sandhu, Everglades Research &…

Former Agronomy offices, Newell Hall, has grand opening

On May 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Former Agronomy offices, Newell Hall, has grand opening

Newell Hall, which used to house the Agronomy Department, has reopened and is now the new student technology center. More can be read about it here. Part of the outside decor includes plant boxes, one of which was supplied by the Agronomy-Soils Club.              …

Kelly Racette

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Kelly Racette

UF/IFAS Agronomy Doctorate student, Kelly Racette, has been conducting research as part of the Agroecology partnership program at Harper-Adams University. Click here to read the article.                

Dr. Altpeter participates in sugarcane experiment

On April 5, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr. Altpeter participates in sugarcane experiment

A multi-institutional team led by the University of Illinois have proven sugarcane can be genetically engineered to produce oil in its leaves and stems for biodiesel production. Surprisingly, the modified sugarcane plants also produced more sugar, which could be used for ethanol production.   Read more here.      …

Agronomy faculty are award winners!

On April 3, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy faculty are award winners!

Agronomy faculty received 5 awards this week.  Four AGR faculty were well-deserved recipients of the new University Term Professorship Award.  Please  congratulate Drs. John Erickson, Luke Flory, Brent Sellers and David Wright for this honor. Furthermore, Dr. Kevin Kenworthy received the prestigious North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Educator…

Agronomy Spring Social!!

On March 30, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy Spring Social!!

                                                 

Agronomy faculty win international awards two years running

On March 2, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy faculty win international awards two years running

Agronomy faculty Luke Flory (left) and Greg MacDonald (center) have won consecutive UF/IFAS International Center awards.  Dr. Flory was honored with the International Achievement Award  in 2016 for his research on invasive plant ecology in the Galapagos Islands and coursework in Cuba, and Dr. MacDonald received the International Fellow Award in 2015…

New Agronomy faculty member Dr. Dail Laughinghouse featured in an editorial by SVP Jack Payne

On March 2, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on New Agronomy faculty member Dr. Dail Laughinghouse featured in an editorial by SVP Jack Payne

A news editorial published in the Sun Sentinel features new Agronomy faculty member Dr.Dail Laughinghouse. You can read the article here.              

Dr.Diane Rowland featured in an editorial by Senior Vice President Jack Payne

On February 27, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr.Diane Rowland featured in an editorial by Senior Vice President Jack Payne

Dr.Diane Rowland is featured in an editorial written by Senior Vice President Jack Payne published in the Tallahassee Democrat. Click here to read the article.              

Dr.Kevin Kenworthy featured in TIP Turf News

On December 15, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr.Kevin Kenworthy featured in TIP Turf News

Dr.Kevin Kenworthy and the UF/IFAS Turfgrass Breeding and Research Program was featured in the November/December issue of Turf News. You can read the article here.