Category: UF/IFAS Research

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

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

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

UF/IFAS study: Voters want to preserve forests, water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Voters are likely to approve referenda for forest and water conservation in the eastern United States, including Florida, because demand for ecosystem protection is increasing, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

UF/IFAS model delivers growers severe weather data specific to their farms

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agricultural practices such as when to… Read More

UF/IFAS celebrates Arbor Day with research, Extension activities, including tree giveaways

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Florida Arbor Day approaches on Jan. 20, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and research faculty are holding special commemorations and studying how to ensure… Read More