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Category: Crops

UF research shows a more environmentally friendly way to control strawberry pests

BALM, Fla. — Good news for farmers as we near the height of the strawberry growing season. University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips that can make strawberries… Read More

UF study: Florida-grown sparkling wines please palates

bubbles in a carbonated beverage

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… Read More

UF/IFAS investigates sorrel as a new crop for Florida

Sorrel is a leafy green plant with reddish-pink flowers. It’s hardy, fast growing, has a variety of uses and UF/IFAS is investigating its potential as a new crop for Florida. A recent field day revealed… Read More

Building better begonias

rows of red and green begonias in liners inside a greenhouse

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and… Read More

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

Woman pouring tomato sauce into a pan

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… Read More

University of Florida and University of Kentucky put aside rivalry to rally around love of growing plants

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats have been meeting on the football field since 1917, and the teams will meet again this Saturday at UK’s Kroger Field. Athletic rivalries aside, the two land-grant universities share… Read More