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New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and stocked at the… Read More

Stand Up & Holler for Extension on Gator Nation Giving Day

Thursday, February 18 is Gator Nation Giving Day, when University of Florida alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and friends worldwide all get a chance to Stand Up & Holler. We might have to use our inside voices when… Read More

UF/IFAS boosts AI research to help solve perplexing issues

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]As UF/IFAS joins a university-wide push to increase artificial intelligence research, its faculty will help solve major problems.[/inlinetweet] Among them: ensuring crops taste good and resist diseases with the least environmental impact. UF/IFAS scientists are… Read More

Looking to grow heart-healthy dragon fruit? UF/IFAS scientists offer latest insights on pests, beneficial insects

Dragon fruit, a fruit of choice for its health benefits, has burgeoned in popularity over recent years. The exotic crop has caught the eyes of farmers and consumers alike for its low maintenance and vibrant flowering qualities. Scientists… Read More

Hemp approval program now available from UF/IFAS

MEDIA CONTACT: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-242-8439, rodriguezl@ufl.edu UF/IFAS now has an active and permitted Clonally Propagated Hemp Cultivar Approval Program that is part of the Industrial Hemp Pilot Project. Owners of industrial hemp genetics can now submit their varieties… Read More

How to make Valentine’s Day special, according to a UF relationship expert

Don’t assume you know what your partner wants to do. Talk with your partner about how they want to spend Valentine’s Day. Put away distractions, including your phone. Give each other your undivided attention. Single on Valentine’s Day?… Read More

UF researchers answer questions about citrus fruit drop at upcoming seminar

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Citrus fruit dropping before harvest has been a perennial problem for Florida growers but one that is particularly challenging during the 2020-21 growing season. Tripti Vashisth and Fernando Alferez of the… Read More

UF researchers help expand indoor gardening trend triggered by pandemic

COVID-19 led many people to start gardening, and it’s no passing fancy. Recent research shows that about 80% of those who took up gardening since the beginning of COVID-19 will continue the pastime in 2021. Growing in the… Read More

Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE! returns; New topics, same virtual format

Long-time and aspiring green thumbs can ask the experts their gardening questions when “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” returns starting Feb. 4. The monthly series is presented virtually, hosted by UF/IFAS experts in each topic, and aired concurrently… Read More