March brings the start of Florida’s blueberry production, harvest and shipping season. The state’s blueberry industry has grown rapidly in the past 20 years. Today, Florida farmers grow more than 5,200 acres of blueberries, producing about ... READ MORE
When you think of February, you might dream of a Happy Valentine’s Day, roses and romance. If you live in central Florida, you might also want to buy the very best strawberries. Many local fields are rife with the red fruit. Wael Elwakil, ... READ MORE
Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure ... READ MORE
PLANT CITY, Fla. --- If you attend this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival, bear in mind that University of Florida scientists put a lot of effort into finding genetic traits that make the fruit flavorful for consumers and abundant for farmers.
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Sweet corn, a food favorite for many consumers, serves as a major crop for Florida. Earlier research by UF/IFAS scientists led to an even sweeter sweet corn dubbed “supersweet” because it has more sugar than other types of the staple crop.
Now, ... READ MORE
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WHO: The UF Plant Science Council and UF/IFAS plant-breeding faculty and students.
WHAT: Students and faculty from UF/IFAS and around the world present the Fifth Annual ... READ MORE
Florida-grown tomatoes – particularly the UF/IFAS-bred Garden Gem – pack a tasty punch for tomato juice, new University of Florida research shows.
By and large, the biggest market for Florida tomatoes remains food services. They’re ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s (MREC) researchers and graduate students had strong attendance at this year’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual international conference.
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Pumpkins and their seeds are good for you. For example, the flesh of the fruit is a good source of many vitamins and fiber, and its seeds provide unsaturated fats that help reduce cholesterol, among their other health benefits. ... READ MORE
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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