Tag: Florida

Look out California! UF scientist says artichokes may grow in warm, humid Florida

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Artichokes might grow in Florida’s subtropical climate after all — good news for those crave the taste and antioxidants of the food crop. Shinsuke Agehara, a University of Florida assistant professor of horticultural sciences,… Read More

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. African dust video GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky. Using the first… Read More

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

Click here or image above for video about UF/IFAS’ strawberry breeding program. For high-resolution version of above photo, click here. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right around the corner,… Read More

UF researchers find changes in forest management could produce large water yields

Click here for high-resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite a soggy summer, water supply remains a critical issue in the Sunshine State. University of Florida researchers now say that reducing plant material, or biomass, in… Read More

UF distinguished professor named Florida Academy of Sciences’ 2013 medalist

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Lonnie Ingram, a distinguished professor in the University of Florida’s microbiology and cell science department, has been named the 2013 Medalist by the Florida Academy of… Read More

UF researcher exploring plant preservation method that could help endangered species

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give endangered plants a… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods are limited and… Read More