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UF researchers expand vanilla project; hope to meet consumer, grower demands

You can taste it now. A refreshing scoop of vanilla ice cream or a milk shake can be tasty and help cool you down in the sweltering Florida heat. To meet growing consumer demand for vanilla, Alan Chambers,… Read More

UF research: Recycle phosphorus before it goes into public waters – and save millions

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Recycle phosphorus while it’s still on the farm, and you can help prevent the nutrient from flowing downstream — where it could pollute water bodies — says a University of Florida scientist. Reusing phosphorus using… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlight: Yu Wang, passionate promoter of flavor research

Graphic banner introducing Women Trailblazers

Yu Wang was born in China as an only child in a family with protective parents, but Yu knew she wanted to see the world. She studied food engineering during her undergraduate years in Hefei, China, and wanted… Read More

UF/IFAS to explore how to support urban farming across Florida

As Florida rapidly becomes more metropolitan and urban agriculture expands, a UF/IFAS grant funds research to address the challenges and opportunities urban farmers face. The research will characterize existing urban agriculture operations across the state and identify the… Read More

Sixth-generation farmer uses best management practices to take care of land

By Kelly Aue LIVE OAK, Fla. — As a sixth-generation farmer in Columbia County, Matt Dicks uses Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to manage his family’s farm, Price Creek Cattle Company. “For farmers to stay in business, they… Read More

4-H member wins art contest for creative illustration of Florida agriculture

Jean in Tallahassee.

Ching-Han “Jean” Huang, 17, a member of Florida 4-H, has won the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Art Contest. The contest asks young artists to show their appreciation for Florida farmers through their original artwork. Jean’s… Read More

UF/IFAS engineer earns national honor for work in microirrigation

With his compact-bed geometry design, Sanjay Shukla has helped farmers around the world save on water, fertilizer and money. In Shukla’s design, taller, narrower beds of soil replace shorter, wider ones. Current beds tend to be 3-feet wide… Read More