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UF, Buckeye dedicate ethanol production facility in Perry


January 10, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many building dedications feature a ribbon-cutting; this one included a front-end loader ceremoniously dumping a scoopful of pulverized sugarcane stalks. It was ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Adam Putnam, Bernie Machen, Biofuel, Bioplastic, Biorefinery, Buckeye Technologies, Debbie Mayfield, Ethanol, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, John Crowe, Lonnie Ingram, Perry, Pilot Plant, Stan Mayfield, University Of Florida

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


November 10, 2011

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ariena Van Bruggen, Florida Tomato Committee, PLoS One, Reggie Brown, Salmonella, Tomatoes, Van Bruggen

New IFAS study shows corn plants help control major mite pest


November 1, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Add one more entry to corn’s list of abilities: helping to biologically control pests. Already a source of food and biofuel, University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biocontrol, Corn, Entomology And Nematology, Gall Midge, IFAS, Lance Osborne, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Twospotted Spider Mite, UF

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use


October 6, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The improved ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Breeding, Gary Peter, Genetics, Matias Kirst, Pine, University Of Florida

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes


August 29, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests -- by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology, Florida, Grape Root Borer, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Oscar Liburd, Richard Mankin, Univversity Of Florida, USDA, Will Sanders, Wine

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds


June 29, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Florida, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lance Osborne, Papaya, Wasp, Whitefly, Yingfang Xiao

Pomegranates could become new cash crop for Florida, UF researcher says


June 1, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Supplies of a nutritious and popular fruit could increase in Florida in the next few years, thanks to the research of a University of Florida professor emeritus. William ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus Research And Education Center, Green Sea Farms, Pomegranate, Water Conserv II, William Castle

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