University of Florida

Field Day 2015

EREC's outside sign

Our Field Day was an absolute success! Thanks to all groups and individuals who were present at our facilities Tuesday, April 14. Thank you also to our many sponsors!

Beginning with breakfast, the event focused on research and extension programs conducted by EREC faculty and graduate students. Field tours, laboratory tours, and poster presentations were the main activities for the day, followed by lunch. Watch a brief slideshow here...

See the arcticle from The Palm Beach Post and it's gallery of photos from the 2015 Field Day.

11th Annual
Scholarship Fundaraiser

Some of the aprticipants of the 11th Annual Scholarship Fundaraiser

The Florida Division of the American Society for Sugar Cane Technologists, held its 11th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser on Saturday, May 16th, 2015. Proceeds are used to provide scholarship support for deserving H.S. students throughout the EAA. Shown here are the faculty, family members, and students from the EREC that participated in this annual fishing trip; looks as though they had a great time, although some admitted to a bit of seasickness!

Ronald Cherry in The Palm Beach Post

Our Entomologist Ron Cherry speaks with Susan Salisbury from The Palm Beach Post about the research related to the lovebug. More...


Rena Borkhataria completes Extension Faculty Development Academy at UF

Rena Borkhataria, Assistant Research Professor, who recently participated in two orientation and training sessions for new county extension faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville, will be publicly recognized at a statewide extension conference next August and will receive a Certificate of Completion from Dr. Nick Place, Dean for the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. More...


Mexican Rice Borer

Mexican rice borer (Eoreuma loftini), discovered in Florida in March 2012, has now been found in 4 counties: Levy, Marion, Citrus and Sumter.  The stalk-boring larvae of this species feed in cultivated grass crops such as sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum and sudangrass, but also feed in landscape plants such as pampasgrass. (Distribution map updated 02/05/15) More...  


lovebug trapResearch on Love Bugs

Dr. Ron Cherry, and Biologist, Alvin Wilson, are conducting field trials to help homeowners enjoy their yards more during lovebug season by finding a better lovebug trap.

Barn Owl ResearchBarn Owl Research Updates

An experiment is currently underway to determine if rodent populations can be reduced by Barn Owl predation. More...

sugarcane harvestSugarcane Handbook

Use this guide to learn about growing sugarcane, varieties, combating pests, economics, and soil conditions. More...

Did You Know?

The Everglades REC is situated on approximately 800 acres; 420 sugarcane acres are planted in sugarcane, 45 in vegetable research, 250 acres contain buildings and grounds, and 100 acres are fallow. More...

Solutions for
Your Life

UF/IFAS Extension launches an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life.  More...