Category: Crops

Fruit fly outbreak cost growers $4.1 million; could have been much worse

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences economists estimate the Oriental fruit fly outbreak last year caused at least $4.1 million in direct crop damages in Miami-Dade County,… Read More

UF survey shows most Floridians want to know more about genetically modified foods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While almost half of Floridians acknowledge buying genetically modified foods, a recent survey by the Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida reveals that most people want… Read More

Blueberries’ health benefits better than many perceive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers know some of the benefits blueberries provide, but they’re less aware of the advantages of reverting aging, improving vision and memory, a new University of Florida study shows. Shuyang Qu, a doctoral student in… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher to be honored as citrus engineer of year

Reza Ehsani GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher who uses steam to help treat citrus trees infected by greening, will receive this year’s Citrus Engineer of the Year Award. Reza… Read More