Category: Agriculture

UF-led team sequences first-ever citrus genomes; discovery may help thwart greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led group of international scientists has assembled the genome sequences for two citrus varieties—sweet orange and Clementine mandarin—marking a first for citrus. The Clementine mandarin sequence is the higher quality of the… Read More

UF agricultural honorary organizes national service project to feed Central Florida’s hungry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gleaning, the age-old practice of collecting discarded crops from harvested fields, is getting new attention as a way for volunteers to supply soup kitchens and other charities with low-cost food. This weekend, college students from… Read More

Fogging, misting systems can protect ornamental plants from cold, UF experts say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. Florida winters are mild by human standards, but don’t tell that to an aglaonema, sometimes called Chinese evergreen. The Sunshine State produces two-thirds of the nation’s ornamental foliage plants, many… Read More