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UF scientist to investigate strategies to control major tomato disease

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October 13, 2022

  Tomatoes represent a $1.9 billion-a-year crop planted on 330,000 acres across 18 states, but diseases such as bacterial spot can threaten them. A University of Florida scientist has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to study ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bacterial Spot, Bacterium, Environment, Fresh Market, Gary Vallad, Grant, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Strains, Tomatoes, Transplant Facilities, USDA-NIFA

Growing Nemo: UF scientist to lead research into improved clownfish production

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October 11, 2022

Aquarium enthusiasts love clownfish, best known as the featured species in the movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.” Recognizing their popularity – and some of the hurdles the industry currently faces-- a University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquarium Fish, Clownfish, Finding Dory, Finding Nemo, Grant, Matt DiMaggio, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Nutrition, Production, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

UF scientist wins federal grant to reduce heat stress, improve beef production in cattle

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July 14, 2022

Every year across the country, heat causes $300 million in damage to cattle, ample reason for University of Florida scientists to try to cool the animals and increase their beef production. The newest scientific effort will be led by Philipe ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Calves, Cattle, Cow-calf, Cows, Gestation, Grant, Heat, Heat Mitigation, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Philipe Moriel, Pregnancy, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Stress, Weaning

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health

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March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA
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UF animal scientists receive federal grant to try to increase beef cattle reproduction

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March 14, 2022

Florida’s ranchers raise 895,000 head of adult beef cattle, a sector that directly contributes $511 million in sales revenues to the state and supports an additional $215 million in sales revenues for other industries throughout the state’s ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Beef, Cattle, Embryos, Grant, Mario Binelli, Nifa, Peter Hansen, Philipe Moriel, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Reproduction, Uterus

Sarasota County Sustainability: 2020 Year in Review


January 29, 2021

2020 brought us the challenge of finding new ways to come together and bring sustainability to our community. We took some time to reflect on the past year and highlight positive outcomes and successes, despite a year full of challenge and adversity. ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: 2020, 2021, Accomplishments, Award, Efficiency, Energy, Event, Goals, Grant, Newyear, Pgm_Sustain, Review, SCW, Success, Sustainability, Upgrade, Virtual, Water

UF scientists study how to breed faster-growing plants


January 27, 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – In order to improve photosynthesis in plant leaves, two University of Florida scientists will study their roots and stems. More specifically, Christopher Vincent and Fred Gmitter hope to find the optimal relationship ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbohydrates, Christopher Vincent, Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Grant, Leaf Growth, Nifa, Nutrients, Photosynthesis, Plant Leaves, Plants, USDA, Water

UF Researchers Seek to Develop Tastier Mangos

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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

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