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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…

UF/IFAS Agronomy Forage and Turfgrass Graduate Students Are “Outstanding in Their Fields” at Annual CSSA Meetings

On November 15, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on UF/IFAS Agronomy Forage and Turfgrass Graduate Students Are “Outstanding in Their Fields” at Annual CSSA Meetings

Six graduate students in the Agronomy Department at UF/IFAS dominated the awards presentations in their respective divisions at the annual Crop Science Society of America (CSSA) meetings held in Baltimore, MD November 3 to 7, 2018.  The CSSA has 9 different divisions based on subject matter and various science disciplines….

Welcome our new Weed Science Advisor

On November 13, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Welcome our new Weed Science Advisor

We are happy to announce the hiring of Dr. Pratap Devkota to the Agronomy Department. His research and extension program will encompass weed management in agronomic field, forage and emerging crops.  Please keep Dr. Devkota in mind as you plan your collaborative research and your graduate student committees this fall…