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Rice Blight: Research Works to Block Disease Pathogens

Rice Blight: Research Works to Block Disease Pathogens

👤From Heinrich-Heine University 🕔Aug 11, 2017

What is known as “rice blight” is a dreaded plant disease that endangers rice harvests throughout the whole of South-East Asia, especially India, as well as large parts of Africa and can thus lead to great hardship amongst the local

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Agricultural Research: University of Florida Joins Call for Increased Fed Funds

Agricultural Research: University of Florida Joins Call for Increased Fed Funds

👤By Samantha Grenrock, University of Florida 🕔Jun 16, 2016

The University of Florida and 12 other prominent research institutions in the United States joined the SoAR Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. “Retaking the Field,” the report released by this

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Florida: Peanut Planting and Variety Decisions

👤By Barry Tillman, UF/IFAS Peanut Breeder 🕔Apr 17, 2015

Peanut planting time is just around the corner for most of the Florida panhandle, and warm April temperatures across the southeastern peanut belt mean that planting could begin sooner rather than later.  In fact, planting is well underway in Levy,

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Tung Trees: Beautiful, Toxic, and Need to be Taken Out

👤By Jed Dillard, University of Florida 🕔Mar 31, 2015

The highway from Monticello to Tallahassee (US 90) is famous for its summer blooming crape myrtle trees donated by nurseryman Fred Mahan. This month, there’s another historic tree flowering along that highway, as well as in other parts of Jefferson

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AgFax Outdoors: Freshwater Jellyfish Sighted in Florida is No Bigger Than a Penny

👤Judy Ludlow, University of Florida 🕔Mar 31, 2015

Yes, you read the title correctly, it says freshwater jellyfish in Florida! The first time I encountered these unusual aquatic creatures was while swimming in a small lake in southern Indiana. It turns out these jellyfish, while not very common,

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