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UF researchers discover missing piece in corn’s evolutionary history


January 24, 2023

Ancient ears of corn were about two inches long, with only a few tiny kernels and no cob. Domestication transformed them into modern corn, but how that happened is largely a mystery. In a new study, researchers showed that plant hormones ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Corn, Horticultural Sciences, Jiahn-Chou Guan, Karen Koch, Maize, Witchweed

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

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