Industry Donors Help Cultivate Emerging Florida Crops

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

About five years ago, University of Florida environmental horticulture assistant professor Brian Pearson started growing hops in his backyard. Finding success, he and two other UF researchers are exploring whether they can grow the crop for commercial use to help Florida’s micro-brewing industry. With the help of grants and private financial and in-kind donations, Pearson and UF Institute of Food …


UF/IFAS Researcher Named to Global Climate, Crop-Modeling Panel

Dan Florida, Research, Weather

A University of Florida professor is known for his work in using computer models to predict crop yields has been named to a newly formed global leadership panel for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program, also known as AgMIP. AgMIP brings together agricultural scientists from around the world to research climate change impacts and adaptation options.   Senthold Asseng, …