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Congratulations to the AGSA Presenters and Winners!

On April 30, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Congratulations to the AGSA Presenters and Winners!

  The following students will receive scholarships: David Jaramillo (right) $150.00 Katie Cox (not pictured) $75.00 Romain Gloaguen (left) $25.00

Dr.Luke Flory wins UF Research Foundation Professor Award!

On April 22, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr.Luke Flory wins UF Research Foundation Professor Award!

The Agronomy department is pleased to announce our new UF Research Foundation Professor Awardees.  Our congratulations and thanks to the following IFAS faculty members:     Jeff Bloomquist, Entomology and Nematology Dept.     Luke Flory, Agronomy Dept.     Jiri Hulcr, School of Forest Resources and Conservation Matthew Smith, Plant Pathology Dept.     Lukasz Stelinski, Entomology and…

Congratulations to Dr. Deah Lieurance on her recent publication!

On April 16, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Congratulations to Dr. Deah Lieurance on her recent publication!

Congratulations to Dr. Deah Lieurance for her successfully funded Farm Bill proposal Improving predictions of pest plant invasion risk through development and implementation of new decision making tools was approved at a funding level of $126,272.

Congratulations to Dr. Ali Babar

On April 16, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Congratulations to Dr. Ali Babar

  Congratulations on receiving the following U.S. Plant Variety Protection Certificate:   No. 201600313- In recognition of his outstanding contribution in the development of the Oat Variety ‘FL0720’.   This will be recognize at the 12th Annual UF/IFAS Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Research Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, May…

Weed Science Society of America honors UF/IFAS Agronomy’s Stephen Enloe

On February 12, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Weed Science Society of America honors UF/IFAS Agronomy’s Stephen Enloe

Yesterday the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) honored more than two dozen individuals for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science.  The awards were presented during the organization’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. “This year’s honorees are actively spearheading innovations and advancing weed science through their…

Former Agronomy staff member passed away

On February 11, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Former Agronomy staff member passed away

Former Agronomy staff member Shelia Pons passed away on February 6, 2019. The Agronomy department would like to pass along our condolences to her family. Shelia Anita Pons ‘She-She’ 57 of Gainesville, FL passed away Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at her home in Windsor. She was born July 29th 1961…

2018-2019 CALS Graduate Program Staff Award Winner

On February 11, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on 2018-2019 CALS Graduate Program Staff Award Winner

Please join us in congratulating Cynthia Hight for winning the 2018-2019 CALS Graduate Program Staff Award. Our thanks to the CALS Teaching and Advising Awards Committee for their service in reviewing nominations and selecting the award recipients. We will present these awards at the annual CALS Scholarship and Leadership Awards…

New Cultivar Released from the University of Florida Agronomy Department

On January 9, 2019, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on New Cultivar Released from the University of Florida Agronomy Department

FAES1307 is a new zoysiagrass released from the University of Florida Agronomy Department. FAES1307 is the result of a hybrid cross made in 2008 between Zoysia japonica and Zoysia matrella. It has a medium leaf texture, good drought tolerance, improved shade tolerance, high sod-tensile strength, and to-date, has shown better…

Dr.Rob Gilbert named new Dean of Research

On November 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr.Rob Gilbert named new Dean of Research

Dr. Gilbert will take over as UF/IFAS research dean from his current position as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS agronomy department, a job he’s held since 2014. Before coming to Gainesville, Gilbert worked at the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade, Florida, where he rose through…

Libbie Johnson, agricultural agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, has named the Extension Professional of the Year.

On November 16, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Libbie Johnson, agricultural agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, has named the Extension Professional of the Year.

Libbie Johnson, agricultural agent for UF/IFAS Extension Escambia County, has named the Extension Professional of the Year. The award was presented at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. The Extension Professional of the Year Award recognizes an Extension Agent who has contributed to the Farm Bureau mission and vision, assisted with crop…