Selected news articles that highlight the accomplishments of the faculty, staff, and students in our department.
Published: May 5, 2022 | Source: Citrus Industry
Dr. Megan Dewdney reminds growers that Citrus Black Spot (CBS) remains a concern.
Published: March 11, 2022 | Source: Specialty Crop Industry
Dr. Natalia Peres discusses the effects of weather and management on the strawberry season.
Published: February 21, 2022 | Source: Citrus Industry
Plant Pathology faculty member Megan Dewdney speaks on the citrus disease.
Published: February 2, 2022 | Source: Morning Ag Clips
An interview with PLP alumnus Wael Elwakil.
Published: October 29, 2021 | Source: Popular Science
Faculty member Dr. Matthew Smith explores findings about South American birds and their relationship with truffles.
Published: August 18, 2021 | Source: Specialty Crop Industry
Faculty member Dr. Nick Dufault eliminating fusarium wilt disease’s impact on watermelons in the Southeast.
Plant pandemics and how they could endanger our food supply. Scientists sound alarm on growing menace
Published: May 22, 2021 | Source: The Washington Post
In a commentary for the journal PNAS, scientists sound the alarm on plant pandemics and make a variety of suggestions on how to monitor spreading plant pathogens.
Published: March 31, 2021 | Source: Explore UF
Artificial Intelligence leads the way in a sea change for agriculture
Published: March 6, 2021 | Source: Vegetable and Specialty Crop News
When the light goes on, it’s lights out for a ruinous strawberry pathogen.
Published: February 14th, 2021 | Source: Pensacola News Journal
Every year local peanut farmers brace for diseases that might wipe out their crop. Not just enemies they’ve fought off before, but new and emerging ones. They’re hard to see at first. Then, seemingly overnight, it’s an outbreak.
Plant pathologist Ian Small thinks he can deliver those farmers the vision to see it in time to intervene and protect a crop. Not only that, he hopes to help his plant breeder co-worker Barry Tillman to develop the ultimate preventative measure — a peanut plant that’s less likely to get sick in the first place.
Published: December 15th, 2020 | Source: The American Phytopathological Society