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White strawberry one of two new UF/IFAS varieties ready for harvest season


December 1, 2020

BALM, Fla. -- A white strawberry? Not red? Yes, you “read” that right. And it smells a little like a pineapple. It’s also novel in that it’s the first white strawberry to go to market in the United States. Just in time for the west-central ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Consumers, Cultivars, Grocery Stores, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences Department, Pineapple Aroma, Vance Whitaker, White Strawberries

Life in space – UF/IFAS faculty awarded three grants for further exploration


October 15, 2020

The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space. Three of those grants were awarded to UF/IFAS faculty ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Grants, Horticultural Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Mars, Microbiology And Cell Science, NASA

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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UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm


September 18, 2017

DADE CITY, Fla. --- More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blueberry, Horticultural Sciences Department, IFAS, News, Volunteer

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