University of Florida

Third Annual Graduate Research Symposium - November 20, 2014

Dr. Victor Guzman, right, with EREC's Director, Dr. Gregg Nuessly

This poster-only symposium will provide an excellent opportunity for graduate students to showcase their research, gain experience in poster preparation and presentation, and network with UF Faculty and students from Gainesville and Research Centers within the state of Florida. More information and registration form here.

A century for Dr. Guzman

The Conference Center at the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) was the venue for the celebration of Dr. Victor Guzman's 100th birthday. Colleagues, former co-workers, friends and family were among the participants who enjoyed the various anecdotes recalled by some of the guests. Dr. Guzman’s research and dedication to the farmers in the Glades has been a contributing factor to the evolution of the agricultural industry in Belle Glade's farming history. More..


RenaEREC Student honored at
2014 UF/IFAS Research
Awards Ceremony

Ms. Susanna Gomez was selected as the recipient of the prestigious UF/IFAS Award of Excellence for Graduate Research-M.S. Susanna was awarded a plaque and a cash award at the event held at the Harn Museum on May 14th. Susanna graduated in 2013 and currently resides in Virginia; she was unable to attend the ceremony. Her advisor, Dr. Samira Daroub, is seen receiving the plaque on her behalf from Dr. John Hayes. Dr. John Hayes and Dr. Samira Daroub


RenaDr. Rena Borkhataria heads Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

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Dr. ElSayedWedgworth Visiting Scientist

The EREC is pleased to announce that Dr. Abdelaleim Ismail Ibrahim ElSayed, an Assistant Professor of Molecular plant biology and virology at the Biochemistry Department in Zagazig University, Egypt, has been selected to fill the Wedgworth Visiting Scientist position.  Dr. ElSayed will be conducting research on Sugarcane yellow leaf virus (SCYLV). His project will focus on the SCYLV symptomscharacterization of the SCYLV genotypes or strains occurring in Florida for the purpose of improving control of sugarcane yellow leaf in Florida.  The goal is to improve agricultural profitability and sustainability in the EAA.


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 09/09/14) 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...