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Suwannee Valley agricultural community celebrates UF/IFAS center pavilion

… On Nov. 18, the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley (NFREC-SV) celebrated its newly constructed 4,200-square-foot pavilion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The pavilion, which can be converted from an open-air space to… Read More

Fighting food waste: Researchers identify broccoli genes that affect freshness

Right now, there is no objective way to predict the shelf life of a given piece of produce. Researchers have identified genes in broccoli that regulate how broccoli degrades after it’s harvested. These insights could ultimately help develop… Read More

UF study: Florida-grown sparkling wines please palates

Still or sparkling? When it comes to Florida-grown fruit wines, consumers prefer fizzy over flat. That’s the finding of a recent study from the University of Florida, which shows that taste testers prefer carbonated blueberry and muscadine wines… Read More

The early bird gets…the truffle? UF researchers show birds hunt for the fungi, too

Scientists used to think that only mammals sought out truffles, but a new study shows that birds also pursue these underground fungi. The researchers collected the feces of two common ground-dwelling bird species in Patagonia and found they… Read More

New study predicts two popular American foods surprisingly resilient to climate change

Supply chains for French fries and pasta sauce are surprisingly resilient to climate change, according to the predictions of a new study. The study’s authors made their predictions using an innovative modeling approach that can be applied to… Read More

Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade… Read More

UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights

Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban areas. A UF… Read More