Tag: sugarcane

UF assistant professor wins national agronomy award for innovative sugarcane research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida plant scientist, who has created varieties of sugarcane that are grown across more than 90 percent of Florida and in several Central American countries, has been given a national award for… Read More

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland

Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers and… Read More

UF researchers improve process to create renewable chemicals from plants

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. Related video. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crops aren’t just for food, fiber and fuel. Researchers at the University of Florida are making new industrial applications possible for them as well…. Read More

UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer

Image of synthesized lignin nanotubes GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time, University of Florida researchers have developed plant-based technology that could reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and may also help treat cancer. Known as lignin nanotubes,… Read More

Sugarcane expert Rob Gilbert named director of UF Everglades research center

Click here for high resolution image. Sugarcane expert Rob Gilbert has been appointed director of the University of Florida’s Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural… Read More