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Tag: Horticultural Sciences

UF/IFAS scientists develop a specialty pepper with better resistance to root-knot nematodes

Bell peppers make for a delicious snack. Among additional choices, you can add them to sandwiches and pizzas, as they’re tasty and full of vitamin C, making them a popular vegetable. As a $235 million-a-year business in Florida,… Read More

UF/IFAS team aims to increase blackberry yield

BALM, Fla. — Blackberries ripen in Florida in May and June, so it’s an ideal time to be thinking about how to grow more of them. Those who produce blackberries in Florida want to increase their yield, and… Read More

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals and insects to… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist uses work lessons to succeed in new home working environment

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida scientist Christopher Vincent is used to working with the unknown to learn new grove management practices. As a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences plant… Read More

International student earns doctoral degree to help develop Iraqi horticultural education curriculum

Horticulture is in Kawther Al-Jasim’s DNA. Her mother and father had a farm and always discussed how to care for their trees. “I believe hearing this kind of conversation makes me attached to the plants,” Kawther said. “I… Read More

COVID-19: Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Teaching Online Courses

Written by Dr. Gerardo Nunez, UF/IFAS lecturer and undergraduate advisor When I joined the faculty of the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (IFAS), I – like most instructors –… Read More

Citrus Nutrition Box Program yielding results

By Ruth Borger LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — A recent program encouraging Florida citrus growers to learn more about the nutrient management of their groves is yielding promising results. Nearly 200 growers and industry representatives attended four workshops in… Read More

UF among coalition of researchers tackling sustainable agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture’s grand challenge of feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the environment recently got a big boost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) awarded eight institutions nearly $80 million… Read More

Featured UF/IFAS Cultivars Released in 2019 Include Fruits, Oat and Zoysiagrass

… 2019 Plant Cultivars Showcase2019 UF/IFAS Plant Cultivar Showcasefocallength 70flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3648fnumber 4exposuretime 0.0125orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CC 2originaldate 4/7/2018 3:50:10 PMwidth 5472cameramodel Canon EOS 6D‘Collossus’ (U.S. Patent Pending) – a new blueberry variety. Developed by the… Read More

Two UF Scientists Part of $12.8 Million Blueberry Breeding Grant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant breeder and a food scientist, both with the University of Florida, will join a $12.8 million, multistate research grant to broaden the nation’s blueberry breeding capabilities. For the project, Patricio Muñoz, a UF/IFAS… Read More