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Tag: Plant Breeding

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

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 part of their… Read More

New UF/IFAS website helps consumers understand importance of plant breeding program

Peruse the produce section of a grocery store and you can find citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, sugarcane, corn and lettuce developed by UF/IFAS researchers. Go to a business that sells plants, and you’ll see lantanas, coleuses, caladiums and… Read More

Lessons Learned While Conducting Rootstock Field Trials

This blog is authored by:   Bill Castle,  professor emeritus, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Fred Gmitter, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center Jude Grosser, professor, UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center           “The… Read More