Tag: tomatoes

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives find out what ails plants and crops, hopefully before the disease gets… Read More

UF scientists find way to surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way of vegetable growth. Researchers with the UF Institute… Read More

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC, Florida Ag Expo to celebrate milestone anniversaries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When growers, Extension agents and scientists gather for the Nov. 4 Florida Ag Expo in Balm, Florida, they’ll celebrate two anniversaries: the 90th year of the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and the… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers earn $11M in federal grants to study specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will work to improve avocado production, develop turfgrass with improved drought responses and combat a bacterial disease riddling tomatoes, working with $11 million in recently awarded federal… Read More

$2 million UF/IFAS study to focus on antibiotic resistance; $500,000 study on taste retention

Jeong, left, and Folta, right GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will try to figure out how antibiotic-resistant microorganisms get into cattle. Another will study how to get tomatoes and strawberries to retain their flavors and… Read More

UF researchers uncover secret recipe from nature for a great-tasting tomato

Click here for high-resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. A team of… Read More

Under lab conditions, Salmonella can reach tomato fruits through leaves, IFAS study shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Food-safety experts have long believed that Salmonella bacteria could only enter tomatoes through wounds in the stem or fruit — but a new University of Florida laboratory… Read More

UF research finds salmonella responds differently to tomato varieties, ripeness

Caption at the end of the story Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2010/09/21/salmonella-multimedia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered that tomato variety and maturity influence the ways salmonella bacteria respond to the fruit. The findings, published Aug. 31… Read More

UF researchers design folate-packed tomato

By: Stu Hutson 352-392-0400 Source(s): Andrew D. Hanson adha@ufl.edu, 352-392-1928 ext. 334 Jesse F. Gregory III jfgy@ufl.edu, 352-392-1991 ext. 225, http://www.hos.ufl.edu/meteng/1cpage1.html http://fshn.ifas.ufl.edu/faculty/JFGregory/index.html View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leafy greens and beans now aren’t the only foods that pack… Read More