Category: Agriculture

UF researchers design folate-packed tomato

By: Stu Hutson 352-392-0400 Source(s): Andrew D. Hanson, 352-392-1928 ext. 334 Jesse F. Gregory III, 352-392-1991 ext. 225, View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leafy greens and beans now aren’t the only foods that pack… Read More

Genetic modification turns plant virus into delivery vehicle for green-friendly insecticide, say UF researchers

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Dov Borovsky – contact Tom Nordlie at: tnordlie@ufl, 352-392-0400 Charles Powell, 772-468-3922 ext. 123 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant-destroying virus farmers call one of their worst enemies may soon… Read More

Allergy-free protein shows hope for a risk-free peanut

By: Stu Hutson 352-392-0400 Source(s): Maria Gallo, 352-273-8124 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For nearly 3 million Americans, the most dangerous aspect to air travel is the complimentary in-flight snack. Every year, about 150 people are killed… Read More

UF extension officials say cranberry substitute is so easy to grow, anyone can do it

By: Mickie Anderson (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Al Ferrer, 407-665-5558 Jim Hunter 407-695-2930 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s related to okra, is officially a hibiscus and tastes a lot like cranberry. University of Florida extension officials say… Read More