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UF study shows why ‘aromatic’ blueberries taste better

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August 3, 2022

They may be called “aromatic” blueberries, but they don’t just smell nice -- they taste good. University of Florida scientists now know why: These fruits contain just the right genetic combination to produce the chemistry required for ... READ MORE

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Tags: Aroma, Charles Sims, Consumers, Flavor, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Horticultural Sciences, Patricio Munoz, Plant Breeding, Taste, Terpene, UF Sensory Laboratory, Volatiles

From Romania to Canada and Germany, new UF scientist will use AI to help plant breeding, other farm applications

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July 26, 2022

As a young child in Romania’s second-largest city, Cătălin Voiniciuc loved visiting his grandparents’ farm in a remote village. “While enjoying many aspects of farm life -- from the vineyard to the vegetable garden -- little did I ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Canada, Cătălin Voiniciuc, Cell Walls, Crops, Germany, Glycans, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Breeders, Romania
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UF scientists use AI to uncover signs of early decay in produce


July 20, 2022

UF researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence to tackle the global problem of food waste. The scientists analyzed how chemical changes in aging broccoli correspond with visual data picked up by a highly sensitive camera called ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #aiatuf, AI, Artificial Intelligence, FreshID, Horticultural Sciences, News, Tie Liu

UF scientists finding grapes to grow in Florida; upcoming field day to feature research update, wine-making workshop

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June 23, 2022

Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine. There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine State were producing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ali Sarkhosh, Andrew MacIntosh, Diseases, Fermentation, Field Trials, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Grape Field Day, Grapes, Horticultural Sciences, Muscadine Grapes, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Wine

New UF/IFAS professor to combine AI and plant breeding; teach tomorrow’s AI innovators

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May 24, 2022

As a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos “Charlie” Messina knew he wanted to help people produce food worldwide, while also preserving the environment. But learning about agriculture in a big city wasn’t easy. Fortunately, his ... READ MORE

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Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Buenos Aires, Charlie Messina, Crop Models, Drought, Flood, Genomics, Horticultural Sciences, Jim Jones, Meteorology, Plant Breeding

UF scientists may have found a way to more efficiently apply genome editing to plant breeding

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May 19, 2022

New research led by a University of Florida scientist shows a development regulator can help plants grow. In the bigger picture, the study’s results also may help genome editing and as a result, plant breeding. Development regulators are ... READ MORE

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Tags: Alfred Huo, Development Regulator, DNA, Genome Editing, Horticultural Sciences, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Petri Dish, Plant Breeding, Snapdragons, Tomatoes

Strawberry growers globally could benefit from UF/IFAS research into dangerous disease

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May 11, 2022

Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle one of the fruit’s fiercest foes. The key: combine genomic data with phenomics. The genome amounts to all the DNA in an organism. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Detection, Disease, Genes, Genomics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Phenomics, Plant Breeding, Powdery Mildew, Ronald Tapia, Sensor, Seonghee Lee, Strawberries, Vance Whitaker

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