Tag: Vance Whitaker

Time to celebrate a year-round, healthy snack – the strawberry

  Click here for video: https://www.facebook.com/pg/UFIFASNews/videos/?ref=page_internal – GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Today starts National Strawberry Month, a time to reflect on the history of this sweet, nutrition-packed fruit that grows well in Florida – and to extol its health… Read More

How about another sweet, juicy strawberry, courtesy of UF/IFAS?

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you bite into a Florida strawberry for Valentine’s Day or National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27, you savor sweetness and juice. That’s what you’ll find in all varieties bred… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists: Commercially grown strawberries are not genetically engineered

Please see caption below story. BALM, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers want the public to know that they do not use genetic engineering to breed commercial strawberries; in fact, commercially grown… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Sweet Sensation® ‘Florida127’ strawberry lives up to its name

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growers in Florida’s $300 million-a-year strawberry industry now have proof that the latest UF/IFAS-bred variety lasts longer on the shelf and tastes sweeter than two UF/IFAS cultivars, making it more… 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

UF/IFAS experts predict food trends for 2016

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As 2015 starts to wind down, world-renowned food scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are already predicting trends for 2016. As they do, here are some hints as… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Strawberry growers must pick, harvest earlier for best profit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida strawberry growers must produce more fruit earlier in the growing season — in November and December – to keep a competitive advantage in the global market, a new University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

UF part of a five-year, $10 million grant to grow better fruit crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The United State Department of Agriculture awarded a team of scientists from 14 universities, including the University of Florida, the first of a $10-million, five-year grant to improve half a dozen fruit crops. The award… 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