Category: Agriculture

How about another sweet, juicy strawberry, courtesy of UF/IFAS?

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you bite into a Florida strawberry for Valentine’s Day or National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27, you savor sweetness and juice. That’s what you’ll find in all varieties bred… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: Cats, dogs teaming up is best way to keep rodents away

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says. That’s good news for farmers trying to keep… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers to launch new plants-in-space mission

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People put on sweaters when they’re cold.  Plants on the other hand, have to essentially knit one on the fly. Plants “knit” with their genes, and when University… Read More

Valentine’s Day means more than roses; UF/IFAS breeds, suggests other plants to give

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant always makes for a nice gesture on Valentine’s Day, and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are breeding flora that may emit… Read More

Four with UF/IFAS ties to be inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni, a producer who worked with UF/IFAS Extension and UF/IFAS Research and a contributor to the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation will be inducted into… Read More

UF/IFAS Citrus REC starts centennial celebration

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly a century ago, a group of Polk County citrus growers raised about $14,000 to buy land for a research station. Now, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will celebrate the… Read More

UF/IFAS breeder develops genetic path to tastier tomatoes

  Harry Klee Video available here: http://bit.ly/2jAXzTi GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some consumers crave tastier tomatoes than those they buy at the supermarket, so a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher led a global team… Read More

Renowned agricultural scientist joins UF/IFAS Indian River research facility

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Rhuanito “Johnny” Soranz Ferrarezi has joined the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to lead citrus horticulture research in the world’s premier grapefruit production region. Ferrarezi brings more than 10 years… Read More