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Introducing South Florida to the calabaza market


May 3, 2021

What does fall feel like in South Florida? Not much different from summer, actually. Unlike the rest of the country, we don’t get cold weather or leaves changing colors to indicate this seasonal change. If it wasn’t for national chains blasting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alternative Crops, Geoffrey Meru, Nutrition, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Extension
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UF/IFAS indigo field trials yield success as synthetic dyes lose appeal


February 24, 2021

Scientists at the University of Florida's Tropical Research and Education Center have just completed a series of field trials designed to test the viability of growing the indigo plant that produces the iconic natural blue dye used in denim ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Denim, Environmental Benefits, Geoffrey Meru, Indigo, Indigofera, National Science Foundation, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Wagner Vendrame

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