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USDA Grant To Enhance UF/IFAS Vanilla Research, Promote Domestic Industry


January 26, 2022

Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries. As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Sustainable Agriculture, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Solutions, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Varieties, USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education, USDA-NIFA Organic Agriculture Research And Extension Initiative, Vanilla

Cracking the code on growing vanilla: DNA mystery uncovered by latest UF/IFAS research in South Florida


December 11, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Elo Life Systems, Genome, Orchid, Plant Breeding, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF-IFAS, Vanilla
image - miracle fruit research at Tropical Research and Education Center

Could the Miracle Fruit be for South Florida? New study uncovers data showing how bountiful it can grow in the subtropics


October 28, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Scientists at University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have unlocked the mystery behind a highly sought-after berry known as the miracle fruit in a study published this week. This news brings much ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Miracle Fruit, Synsepalum Dulcificum, TREC, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News

UF Researchers Seek to Develop Tastier Mangos


September 4, 2018

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 superior varieties so mango ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alan Chambers, Aroma, Citrus Research And Education Center, Crop, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Grant, Horticultural Sciences, Jonathan Crane, Lisa House, Mangos, Taste, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF College Of Medicine And Director Of The Center For Smell And Taste, Yu Wang

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand


June 12, 2018

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 bean. Consumers ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agribusiness, Alan Chambers, Cultivar, Disease, Elias Bassil, Flavor, Horticultural Sciences Department, News, Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla

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