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April 6, 2017 - Open House Photos

Open House at the Everglades Research and Education Center was attended by over 140 guests, two H.S. groups, and nearly 100 EREC employees. The event showcased faculty research projects.  This year’s theme “The Value of Science” focused on the importance of this research to growers and consumers.  To see what you enjoyed ... or missed, click this link.


Dr. Motti Charter visits Florida Barn Owl Pest Control Project


New Plant Breeder

Dr. German Sandoya joined the UF/IFAS Faculty as Assistant Professor in Lettuce Breeding on October 3, 2016. Originally from Ecuador, Dr. Sandoya completed his graduate training in Spain, and most recently was in an Assistant Project Scientist position at UC Davis in 2013 where he continued his lettuce breeding work at the USDA Agricultural Research Station in Salinas, CA..


New Entomologist

Dr. Julien Beuzelin, a graduate of Louisiana State University, and formerly the Field Crops Entomologist at the LSU Dean Lee Research Station in Alexandria, Louisiana, joined the EREC faculty as Assistant Professor in Entomology. Dr. Beuzelin's research and extension projects will include work with insect pest management issues in corn, sorghum, sugarcane, and rice.

Anhiga bird in the Everglades National parkUF/IFAS Program Highly Successful in Keeping Phosphorus Out of the Everglades


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 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...

Florida Agriculture

Agriculture, natural resources and related industries are an economic powerhouse in Florida, providing more than 2 million jobs, $141.8 billion in direct output (revenues), $119.9 billion in value added contributions, and accounting for 14.9 percent of total economic activity in 2012. More...

Did You Know?

The Everglades REC is situated on approximately 800 acres; 420 sugarcane acres are planted in sugarcane, 45 in vegetable research. More...

Solutions for
Your Life

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