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Global gardeners help UF tomato breeding program; will send growth, flavor data to lab

Normally, University of Florida scientists such as Harry Klee gauge the taste and aroma of their new tomatoes by letting volunteers test them at the UF Sensory Lab in Gainesville. But now, people from across the globe who… Read More

New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]A new podcast from the University of… Read More

UF study on termites’ evolution tells us they are much more than wood-eating roaches

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Go beyond our common perceptions of termites, like a University of Florida scientist did, and you’ll find they do much more than eat wood and destroy homes, other buildings and trees.   Thomas Chouvenc, an assistant professor of entomology at… Read More

UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp virtual workshop available Jan. 11

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is launching a virtual workshop with research and program updates, available online beginning January 11 for $40. The workshop consists of a collection of pre-recorded lectures and prepared documents available for on-demand… Read More

Eco-friendly resolutions to top off your 2021 list if you live on Florida’s east coast

SOUTHEAST FL. – January 2021 is up and running and many people like to dedicate the first month of the year to coming up with new year’s resolutions that will stick. While most want to forget the events… Read More

Pandemic eating among the food-secure: more comfort foods, but not a drastic increase

During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also… Read More

Seafood: A holiday tradition

By Rhett Register On Christmas Eve, many Italian Americans join family and friends for a fish and seafood dinner. The Feast of the Seven Fishes, as some call it, seems to have its origins in Southern Italy and… Read More

After the holiday meal, it’s time to make some yummy, nutritious leftovers

You’ve finished your holiday meal, including perhaps, seconds. The aroma of traditional foods still wafts from the kitchen. Lots of people will make leftovers, whether it’s turkey sandwiches or a veggie dish. But some UF/IFAS Extension agents suggest… Read More

Top five eco-friendly resolutions for 2021 just for Southeast Florida

SOUTHEAST FL. – [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]What will your resolution be for 2021?  If you live in Southeast Florida, there are plenty of eco-friendly opportunities to explore.[/inlinetweet] In 2020, we learned to transform our backyards and balconies into edible gardens year-round. We adapted to work-at-home solutions. Educators became students of online learning to build engaging… Read More

Heat brings out antioxidants, increases red in tomatoes

Turn up the heat, and get more nutrition from your tomato, University of Florida researchers say. Furthermore, when you buy a tomato, it will be about as red as it can be, thanks to the UF/IFAS methods deployed… Read More