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UF/IFAS Research And Extension Faculty Honored At Florida Association For Extension Professionals (FAEP) Conference

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

KISSIMMEE—Three interdisciplinary faculty teams in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) were honored for outstanding contributions in research and extension at the Florida Association of Extension Professionals conference in Kissimmee, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 30.

The awards were presented to the faculty by Christine Waddill, UF/IFAS dean for extension, and Everett Emino, UF/IFAS assistant dean for research. (more …)

UF Entomologist Philip Koehler Appointed To Sapp Endowed Professorship

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source(s):
John Capinera (352) 392-1901, ext. 111
Philip Koehler (352) 392-2484

GAINESVILLE—Philip Koehler, professor of entomology with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), has been appointed to the Margie B. and Dempsey R. Sapp Endowed Professorship in Structural Pest Control and Urban Entomology. His appointment became effective Sept. 1.

He was selected for the endowed professorship by a search committee in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, which received $1 million from the Sapps. Their gift was enhanced by $750,000 in matching funds from the Florida Legislature, bringing the total endowment to $1.75 million. Dempsey Sapp, a UF entomology graduate, founded Florida Pest Control and Chemical Company in Gainesville in 1949. The company is one of the largest pest control firms in Florida. (more …)

Extension Small Farms Team Receives Epsilon Sigma Phi Award At Florida Association Of Extension Professionals (FAEP) Conference

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source(s):
Mickie Swisher (352) 392-1869
Wayne Odegaard (352) 754-4433

KISSIMMEE—Fourteen faculty members from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida A&M University have been honored by Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national honorary of the Cooperative Extension Service, for their work with small farmers in Florida.

The ESP award was presented to the team at the Florida Association for Extension Professionals conference in Kissimmee, Fla., Monday, Sept. 27. (more …)

UF Survey: Citrus Land Values Up For First Time Since 1990

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Cindy Spence

Source:
John Reynolds (352) 392-1845 ext. 412

GAINESVILLE — The value of Florida’s citrus groves has increased for the first time since 1990, an annual University of Florida survey of land values shows.

The 1999 Florida Land Value Survey indicates that the value of agricultural land has increased or remained steady in all regions of the state, said UF agricultural economist John Reynolds, who has conducted the annual survey for UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences since 1985. (more …)

Scientists From 11 Nations To Speak At Silicon In Agriculture Conference, Sept. 26-30, 1999 In Fort Lauderdale

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source(s):
Lawrence Datnoff (561) 993-1531
George Snyder (561) 993-1574

FORT LAUDERDALE—When it comes to plant nutrients, silicon is finally getting some respect.

“Until now, this element has always befuddled people because plant nutritionists have never considered it essential,” said Lawrence Datnoff, professor of plant pathology with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). (more …)

UF/IFAS Faculty Receive National Environmental Horticulture Awards

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source(s):
Robert Black (352) 392-1835
Gerald Kidder (352) 392-1951
Grady Miller (352) 392-7942
Tom Yeager (352) 392-7940

GAINESVILLE—Four faculty members from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have received national awards for their outstanding work in environmental horticulture.

Grady Miller, Robert Black and Gerald Kidder won the 1999 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Extension Division Education Award in the commercial landscape management category for their book, Roadside Turf Management Guide. The book is being used by the Florida Department of Transportation to help manage turfgrass along state roadways. They were honored on July 30 at the ASHS conference in Minneapolis. (more …)

In Battling Head Lice, Prevention Is Key, UF Researchers Say

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Cindy Spence

Source(s):
Phil Koehler (352) 392-2484
Clay Scherer (352) 392-1901 ext. 119

GAINESVILLE—This is the season for reading, writing, arithmetic — and head lice.

University of Florida entomologists say the back-to-school time of year is when head lice are most commonly transmitted, and they urge parents to be on the lookout for the tiny hair hitchhikers. (more …)

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