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In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals and insects to… Read More

Featured UF/IFAS Cultivars Released in 2019 Include Fruits, Oat and Zoysiagrass

… 2019 Plant Cultivars Showcase2019 UF/IFAS Plant Cultivar Showcasefocallength 70flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3648fnumber 4exposuretime 0.0125orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CC 2originaldate 4/7/2018 3:50:10 PMwidth 5472cameramodel Canon EOS 6D‘Collossus’ (U.S. Patent Pending) – a new blueberry variety. Developed by the… Read More

Two UF Scientists Part of $12.8 Million Blueberry Breeding Grant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant breeder and a food scientist, both with the University of Florida, will join a $12.8 million, multistate research grant to broaden the nation’s blueberry breeding capabilities. For the project, Patricio Muñoz, a UF/IFAS… Read More

UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

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DADE CITY, Fla. — More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore… Read More

Blueberries’ health benefits better than many perceive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers know some of the benefits blueberries provide, but they’re less aware of the advantages of reverting aging, improving vision and memory, a new University of Florida study shows. Shuyang Qu, a doctoral student in… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds light can change flavor, scent volatiles in plants and fruits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s an old head-scratcher that asks whether the refrigerator light really goes out when you close the door. The answer may be about to change. Scientists have known for hundreds of years that plants respond… Read More

Tunnel technology could help Florida blueberry growers, UF/IFAS study suggests

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protecting Florida’s $80 million blueberry crop from freeze damage is always a wintertime challenge, but a University of Florida study shows that structures called high tunnels… Read More

UF research: Blueberry wine has more antioxidants than many grape-based wines

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Blueberry wine can provide more potentially healthy compounds than white wines and many red wines, according to a new University of Florida study. Researchers with UF’s… Read More