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University of Florida

Drew Kershen To Speak April 7 At UF As The 2005 Wershow Distinguished Lecturer

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

Source(s):
Drew Kershen dkershen@ou.edu, (405) 325-4784
Michael Olexa olexa@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1881 ext. 327

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Drew Kershen, a professor in the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) College of Law, will be the 2005 Wershow Distinguished Lecturer April 7 at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.

His presentation — “The Risks of Non- GMOs” (genetically modified organisms) — will be at 4 p.m. in the Ceremonial Classroom (room 180A); the lecture is free and open to the public. (more …)

Dedication Of New UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research And Education Center In Balm Set For April 1

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

Source(s):
Jimmy Cheek jgcheek@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1971
Jack Rechcigl rechcigl@ifas.ufl.edu, (813) 633-4111
Jay Taylor jaytomato@aol.com, (941) 729-3883

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BALM, Fla.—The new $16 million, regional Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), will be dedicated April 1 during ceremonies at the facility in Hillsborough County.

The new center, authorized by the Florida Legislature in 2003, will house and combine programs of the 76-year-old Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Bradenton and a strawberry field laboratory at Dover near Plant City. (more …)

William Schlesinger To Speak April 12 At UF/IFAS John Gray Lecture Series

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

Source:
Timothy White tlwhite@ufl.edu, (352) 846-0850

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.—William Schlesinger, the James B. Duke professor of biochemistry and dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University in Durham, N.C., will speak April 12 at the University of Florida’s John Gray Distinguished Lecture Series. The topic of his presentation will be “Response of Forests to Changes in Climate and Atmospheric Composition.”

Schlesinger’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 10 a.m. at the Paramount Hotel in Gainesville. (more …)

UF/IFAS College Celebrates National Agriculture Week, March 20-26

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Julie Walters

Source(s):
E. Jane Luzar EJLuzar@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-2251
Christopher Vitelli cvitelli@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1963

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) will celebrate National Agriculture Week, March 20-26, marking the college’s first official celebration of the 32-year-old event.

“Celebrating National Ag Week is a way to raise awareness of and support for the safe, affordable and abundant food supply that agriculture provides,” said Jane Luzar, associate dean of CALS, which is part of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “As a land grant university, UF has strong ties to agriculture and natural resources, and we are proud to celebrate Florida’s agricultural and environmental stewards.” (more …)

New UF/IFAS Study Says Benefits Of State Citrus Canker Eradication Program Outweigh Costs

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 ext. 281

Source(s):
Ron Muraro rpmuraro@ifas.ufl.edu, (863) 956-1151 ext. 1203
Tom Spreen thspreen@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1826 ext. 209
Jim Graham jhgraham@ifas.ufl.edu, (863) 956-1151 ext. 1297
Tim Schubert schubet@doacs.state.fl.us (352) 372-3505 ext. 143

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LAKE ALFRED, Fla.—While the state’s citrus canker eradication program has been mired in controversy and legal action — resulting in a stop-and-go approach to removing infected trees — a new University of Florida study indicates the benefits of the eradication program outweigh the costs eight to one.

“Without the eradication program, citrus canker will become widely established in Florida, with serious long-term consequences for the state’s $9.1 billion citrus industry,” said Ron Muraro, a professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “It would jeopardize our position in the world market.” (more …)

Chelston Brathwaite To Speak March 30 At UF/IFAS York Distinguished Lecturer Series

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 ext. 281

Source(s):
Chelston Brathwaite chelston.bratwaite@iica.ac.cr, (506)-216-0222
Carlton Davis cgdavis@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1881 ext. 313
Don Poucher info@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-0437

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GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Chelston Brathwaite, director general of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in San Jose, Costa Rica, will be the featured speaker March 30 in the 2005 York Distinguished Lecturer Series at the University of Florida.

Brathwaite, whose topic will be “Agriculture and Rural Life in the Americas in the 21st Century,” will speak at 7 p.m. at the Reitz Union on the UF campus in Gainesville. A reception will follow his presentation, which is free and open to the public. (more …)

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