Research Teams



Academic Units Represented


Conducts research and teaches ways to use plants for food, fuel, feed and more.

Animal Sciences

Makes animal enterprises sustainable and give consumers safe, economical food.


Studies and teaches natural control methods, pest management options and more.

Environmental Horticulture

Breeds, propagates, installs and maintains plants to enhance the environment.

Forest Resources and Conservation

Educates and studies ways to measure, manage and conserve natural resources.

Horticultural Sciences

Examines plants, creates new varieties, and helps fruit and vegetable growers.

Plant Pathology

Studies and educates others about plant diseases and plant-microbe exchanges.

Natural Resources and Environment

Develops leaders to face challenges in natural resources and the environment.

Soil and Water Sciences

Manages pesticides and wastes, analyzes landscapes, remediates soil and more.

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Teaches, researches, and provides ways to conserve wildlife and their habitats.


Shannon Darby had the chance to be a hero on his day off, and he seized it

Shannon Darby, a maintenance specialist based at the IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy, FL

NFREC employee hero for a day, thanks to first aid training

Roosevelt Gordon Jr., an agricultural assistant based at the IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy, FL