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Aquatic Plant Management Society Essay Winners

On August 1, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Aquatic Plant Management Society Essay Winners

Last week at the national Aquatic Plant Management Society meeting, there were 26 graduate students competing in the essay contest. Of those 26, 2 students from the University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, won 2nd and 3rd place in the contest. We would like to congratulate Jens…

Arun Jani wins the Hull Award!

On July 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Arun Jani wins the Hull Award!

Agronomy graduate students are eligible to compete for the F. Hull Award of Excellence.  Those graduate students graduating in 2018 with either an MS or Ph.D. degree in Agronomy and still being registered in fall 2018 are eligible for this award. The Fred Hull Award has been offered alternately with…

Agronomy Chair Dr. Gilbert featured in Gainesville Sun

On July 25, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy Chair Dr. Gilbert featured in Gainesville Sun

Agronomy Department Chairman, Dr.Robert Gilbert, was featured in the Gainesville Sun article about the industrial hemp. Congratulations to Dr.Gilbert on his efforts gaining the attention of the media and providing a spotlight on an important matter.  

Drs.Rowland and Tillman are featured in the Alligator Newspaper

On July 17, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Drs.Rowland and Tillman are featured in the Alligator Newspaper

Dr. Diane Rowland and Dr. Barry Tillman were the highlight of an article in the Independent Florida Alligator. The article discussed their work on developing techniques to breed drought-tolerant peanuts. You can view the article here.                  

AGSA Symposium and Presentation Award Winners

On May 14, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on AGSA Symposium and Presentation Award Winners

In April, the Agronomy Graduate Student Association (AGSA) under the guidance of faculty adviser, Dr. Esteban Rios, organized a research symposium highlighting graduate student research in the Agronomy Department. A wide range of disciplines were covered including crop physiology and nutrition, weed science, plant breeding and genetics, and forage science….

Industrial Hemp on the Radar for Florida Farmers and Researchers

On March 27, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Industrial Hemp on the Radar for Florida Farmers and Researchers

The University of Florida Board of Trustees has given the OK for UF/IFAS researchers to develop hemp management and cropping systems. The move is an important step to test the viability of what could become a valuable alternative crop for the state’s agriculture producers. Industrial hemp, a variety of the…

TREC Center Director Position Open

On February 12, 2018, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on TREC Center Director Position Open

The Center Director is the administrative head of the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) located in Homestead and provides leadership and support for the teaching, research and extension programs essential to the agricultural, horticultural, natural resource conservation, environmental and consumer interests of the area. The Director is responsible for…

UF Assistant Professor Wins National Agronomy Award for Innovative Sugarcane Research

On December 20, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on UF Assistant Professor Wins National Agronomy Award for Innovative Sugarcane Research

A University of Florida plant scientist, who has created varieties of sugarcane that are grown across more than 90 percent of Florida and in several Central American countries, has been given a national award for his innovative work. The American Society of Agronomy has awarded the Early Career Scientist Award…

New UF Center Benefits Ag

On December 14, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on New UF Center Benefits Ag

University of Florida (UF) researchers have come together to create a new center for research to help better benefit those in the agriculture industry. Diane Rowland, director for the Center for Stress Resilient Agriculture (CSRA), said the center was created to help researchers communicate and conduct research more effectively and…

Graduate Student Arun Jani Brings Home Multiple Awards

On November 21, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Graduate Student Arun Jani Brings Home Multiple Awards

Please join us in congratulating Arun Jani, who won multiple awards at the recent ASA/CSSA/SSSA meetings in Tampa. First place ASA Global Agronomy section poster; second place, SSSA Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition division oral presentation; second place, SSSA Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition poster