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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.

Outstanding Achievement Award

On December 15, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Outstanding Achievement Award

 Dev Paudel was honored at a UF International Center ceremony on November 15, 2016 and received an “Outstanding Achievement Award”. He is pictured holding his Certificate of Merit flanked by his chair, Dr. Fredy Altpeter and co-chair, Dr. Jianping Wang. Nomination criteria included international student status, dedication to studies, and outstanding contributions to UF,…

Graduate Student Poster Competition

On December 15, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on Graduate Student Poster Competition

Arun Jani won 5th place in the Graduate Student Poster Competition (PhD level) at the 2016 ASA-CSSA-SSSA mettings in Phoenix, AZ. The poster was in the Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition division. The title of the poster was “Nutrient uptake and partitioning in modern, diverse sesame cultivars in the southeastern USA”. Sesame is a…

UFIC Global Fellow’s Program Award

On December 15, 2016, Posted by , In News, With Comments Off on UFIC Global Fellow’s Program Award

Dr. Jianping Wang, Department of Agronomy, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Faculty Mentor: Barry Tillman, Department of Agronomy, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences