Kyle Richards

I grew up in a rural community in southern New Jersey. I graduated from Eastern University in 2011 with a BS in Biological Sciences, and a minor in Environmental Studies. During my summers home from college I worked… Read More

[September 26, 2017] A closer look at cassava production in Nigeria and Tanzania

Cassava is an important crop in terms of food security and income generation in the tropics 1. Although this crop is considered as a staple, this concept has been changing for some countries where cassava is an industrialized… Read More

[September 6, 2017] Simulating cassava growth in Nigeria and Tanzania

Cassava is an important crop in Sub-Saharan Africa with relevance in the food economy and calorie intake of the population 1–3; however, the yields in most of the countries of this region are low (<10 t/ha)4. The African… Read More

[July 26, 2017] A visit to the University College of Dublin

Earlier this month, Agronomy faculty Dr. José Dubeux, along with Ph.D. students Liza Garcia, Erick Santos and agroecology Ph.D. student David Jaramillo got the opportunity to visit a prospective UF Agroecology partner: the University College of Dublin (UCD)…. Read More

[June 20th, 2017] The rain shelters are almost ready in Costa Rica !

We recently received some exciting news from Emily and her trial in Costa Rica. To look at drought effect on coffee trees and bean production, she is building along with the help of locals Larry Windes and Julio… Read More

Emily Pappo

Being a barista and roaster were Emily Pappo’s hobbies before she made it into a career. While completing her undergrad at NYU in environmental studies, and completing a thesis on coffee in Brazil, she was a barista at… Read More

[April 20, 2017] Can a waste product from cauliflowers help peanuts grow during water shortages?

Kelly Racette is a UF/IFAS Agronomy PhD Student currently doing an Agroecology Research Internship at Harper Adams University, in the U.K.  American researcher Kelly Racette is conducting an experiment at Harper Adams University to see if a wax,… Read More

An English Adventure Part 4

My last days at Harper Adams University (HAU) are quickly approaching, but our work is not quite done yet! This week I’ve been working on a small side project, testing the use of the film antitranspirants in peanut. Peanut… Read More

Erin Doughtie

Erin Doughtie is a first year PhD student in agronomy with a concentration in agroecology and USDA national needs fellow recipient. She received her MSC in agriculture and development from the University of Reading, UK. As a part of completing… Read More

An English Adventure Part 3

“There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet The words of the great playwright have been in my mind all week, not only because of my trip… Read More