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Cracking the code on growing vanilla: DNA mystery uncovered by latest UF/IFAS research in South Florida


December 11, 2020

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – University of Florida scientists have developed a tool to unlock the genetic traits that pinpoint the vanilla variety that produces an abundance of beans, grows efficiently and sustainably, with consumer-approved taste. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Elo Life Systems, Genome, Orchid, Plant Breeding, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News, UF-IFAS, Vanilla
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Q: How do I repot my orchid?


June 21, 2017

A: The first thing I notice about your plant is it has algae growing on the roots, this often indicates too much moisture. The orchid is currently being held in a plastic pot with large slits which is perfect. However, this pot was placed into ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes
Tags: Orchid

UF researcher exploring plant preservation method that could help endangered species


December 4, 2012

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give endangered plants ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cryopreservation, Cryoprotectant, Florida, Homestead, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Orchid, Phloroglucinol, Tropical Research And Education Center, University Of Florida, Wagner Vendrame

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