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
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
Researchers at the University of Florida are working to develop crops that can withstand high temperature stress.
After observing that plants’ younger leaves handle heat better than older ones, the scientists conducted an experiment ... READ MORE
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
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
A new study applied calcium peroxide and magnesium peroxide to flooded snap bean plants and tested the productivity of different solid oxygen fertilizer rates.
The flooded plants that received either peroxide application grew taller and ... READ MORE
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
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
Scientists at the University of Florida are the first to grow plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions.
In their experiment, the researchers wanted to know if plants would grow in ... READ MORE
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