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Category: Agriculture

Fall Plant Care for the Entertainment Season

It is officially Fall.  We have been given an extra hour of sleep.  And we have been robbed of several degrees of warmth.  We now have great weather for sipping warm drinks and working on our landscapes for… Read More

Fighting food waste: Researchers identify broccoli genes that affect freshness

Right now, there is no objective way to predict the shelf life of a given piece of produce. Researchers have identified genes in broccoli that regulate how broccoli degrades after it’s harvested. These insights could ultimately help develop… Read More

UF study: Florida-grown sparkling wines please palates

Still or sparkling? When it comes to Florida-grown fruit wines, consumers prefer fizzy over flat. That’s the finding of a recent study from the University of Florida, which shows that taste testers prefer carbonated blueberry and muscadine wines… Read More

UF/IFAS investigates sorrel as a new crop for Florida

Sorrel is a leafy green plant with reddish-pink flowers. It’s hardy, fast growing, has a variety of uses and UF/IFAS is investigating its potential as a new crop for Florida. A recent field day revealed preliminary findings and… Read More