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Industrial hemp growing in Florida for first time in decades: University of Florida pilot project plants seeds for new Florida crop

By Ruth Borger The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) industrial hemp pilot project has passed a critical milestone towards understanding the potential of growing hemp throughout Florida. Hemp plants have… Read More

UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have sequenced the genome of Vanilla, which will help them select the best types for breeding new varieties of the popular plant to grow in Florida. Some consumers… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Find Aromatic Strawberry Variety Grows in South Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As National Strawberry Day approaches on Feb. 27, University of Florida scientists have found another variety that can grow in South Florida. It’s largely unknown to American consumers, it’s temptingly tasty and… Read More

UF Plant Clinic First Line of Defense for Growers, Landscapers, Homeowners

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The homeowner has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new, high-end home in an expensive subdivision. But the white colonial was covered in tiny black spores. Lynn Griffith, a horticultural… 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… Read More

UF Names Evans New Director of Tropical Research and Education Center

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been named director of the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead,… Read More

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the… Read More