Category: Crops

Hops research among UF/IFAS winners at national horticultural science awards

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hops research by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers is gaining national scientific recognition in addition to media attention. Three UF/IFAS scientists are not only trying… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers scramble to find cure for tenacious, costly sugarcane virus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are working to find a cure or develop resistant varieties for a virus that is attacking sugarcane and sorghum throughout the Everglades agricultural… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension in Suwannee Valley region helps watermelon growers save water, fuel, fertilizer

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Robert Hochmuth remembers about 30 years ago when researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center showed watermelon growers how to use transplants instead of… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Sweet potato crop shows promise as feed and fuel

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As some Florida growers try to find new crops and the demand for biofuel stock increases globally, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found that… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Few people know mushrooms’ health benefits

  Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Relatively few people are aware of the health benefits of mushrooms, according to a new national survey by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. Only… Read More