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Memories of Muffins: A Reverie for National Berries Month


July 10, 2022

Growing up, every July my family would take a long road trip to visit family. One activity we always did together was go blueberry picking with my grandpa at a U-pick farm a short drive from his house. Everyone would fill a bucket—though we ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Blueberry, Blueberry Products, Horticultural Sciences Department, J. W. Olmstead, J.G. Williamson, Muffins, National Berries Month, P. M. Lyrene, Recipes
Sunset over a stand of cypress trees in Everglades National Park near Homestead, Florida. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

Asian Vegetables Grown in Florida


May 29, 2022

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to a close, let’s spotlight some Asian vegetables Florida growers produce. The below fun facts are from the Asian Vegetables Emerging in Florida series, published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Vegetables Emerging In Florida, Bitter Melon, Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Long Bean, Long Squash, Luffa, Tong Hao
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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

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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

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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

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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
citrus groves, florida, oranges, leaves, trees. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright.

Maximizing Weed Control in Florida Citrus


October 19, 2015

With Florida citrus growers and production managers being "squeezed" between rising production prices and declining yields from citrus greening, there's more call than ever to reduce citrus production costs. Controlling weeds is a major expense, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brent A. Sellers, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Citrus Weed Management, Horticultural Sciences Department, Stephen H. Futch

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