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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

PhD Student James Maku receives an Outstanding Achievement Award!

On November 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on PhD Student James Maku receives an Outstanding Achievement Award!

Agronomy Ph.D. student Mr. James Maku received an Outstanding Achievement Award on November 14 during the 24th Annual International Student Services Award Ceremony. James was recognized for his strong academic record and innovative research into the genetics of peanut nodulations. Congratulations to James and his advisor Dr. Jianping Wang!  …

Dr. Luke Flory receives the UF Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year

On November 16, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr. Luke Flory receives the UF Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year

  Dr. Luke Flory, invasive ecologist in the Agronomy Department, received the University of Florida Junior Faculty International Educator of the Year Award on November 13.  This campus-wide award recognizes the strong international impact of Dr. Flory’s programs in Belize, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, and the Galapagos Islands…

Dr. Hardev Sandhu wins the Early Career Award

On November 16, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Dr. Hardev Sandhu wins the Early Career Award

  Dr. Hardev Sandhu, Assistant Professor in Agronomy at the Everglades Research and Education Center, won the prestigious Early Career Award at the American Society of Agronomy meetings in Tampa this October. Hardev was recognized for his work on sugarcane and energycane cultivar development and management, and strong impact of…

Agronomy Faculty continues to impress

On August 17, 2017, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Agronomy Faculty continues to impress

Dr. Kevin Kenworthy received the National NACTA Educator Award. Congratulations, Dr.Kenworthy! Read more about it here!