Tag: Horticultural Sciences

UF/IFAS Research: Citrus Tree Covers Keep Deadly Psyllids Away

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are finding that by covering new citrus trees with mesh, they can keep disease-carrying insects from harming the plants. That could be a big step toward stemming the deadly citrus greening… Read More

UF Researchers Seek to Develop Tastier Mangos

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mangos make for a tasty, nutritious snack or side dish. To help meet consumer demand for more flavorful mangos without grit or fibrous flesh, University of Florida scientists will try to identify superior varieties so… Read More

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

Nutrients are nice, but produce better pass the taste test

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumers want produce that tickles their taste buds and is easy on the eye, but they think quality fruits and vegetables are a matter of luck, according to University of… 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 research findings could eventually save $30 million annually for strawberry growers

Please see caption below the story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Strawberry growers may eventually save $30 million a year with genetic findings from a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study. UF/IFAS researchers are looking for… Read More