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UF scientists finding new way to keep broccoli – and perhaps other vegetables — fresher, longer

May 21, 2024

When consumers go to the grocery store, they want their produce, including broccoli, to look, feel and taste fresh. This desire compels University of Florida scientist Tie Liu to study ways to keep vegetables fresh. In newly published research, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aging Process, Broccoli, Cold Chain, Controlled Atmosphere, Crops, Fresh, Horticultural Sciences, Jeff Brecht, Molecular Mechanisms, Plant Breeding, Postharvest, Produce, Tie Liu

Machine-harvestable tomatoes available from UF/IFAS; growers hope cultivars can help lower labor cost

April 25, 2024

Ever since Florida farmers have been growing tomatoes, they’ve picked them by hand or hired laborers. It’s painstaking work that might be made easier soon with machine-harvestable tomatoes developed by University of Florida scientists. Now ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS
Tags: Cultivar, Florida, Florida Tomato Committee, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Hybrid, Jay Scott, Jessica Chitwood-Brown, Machine Harvesting, Michael Schadler, Plant Breeding, Sam Hutton, Tomatoes

White House officials tour UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; admire AI initiatives, tout importance of cybersecurity

April 2, 2024

Responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to make our world more prosperous and secure, while misuse of AI can lead to cybersecurity issues. Knowing that, White House officials toured the University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Center For Applied Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture, Dana Choi, Digital Twin, Florida Institute For Cybersecurity Research, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, Jack Rechcigl, Jacob Braun, Kevin Wang, Natalia Peres, Nathan Boyd, Office Of The National Cyber Director, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Precision Ag, White House

How it Happened: UF/IFAS Flavors of Florida

March 27, 2024

Since its inception in 2014, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Flavors of Florida event has been a testament to the pioneering spirit of UF/IFAS and rich agricultural heritage of the Sunshine State. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: 4-H, Alan And Cathy Hitchcock, FFSP, Field And Fork, Flavors Of Florida, Food Is Our Middle Name, Fresh From Florida, FSHN, How It Happened, Mildred's Big City Food, Plant Breeding, UF-IFAS, Underground Kitchen, University Of Florida

Prolific blueberry scientist named Horticulture Crop Breeding Endowed Chair

January 3, 2024

A veteran blueberry researcher has been named the University of Florida’s Horticulture Crop Breeding Endowed Chair, recognizing the royalties generated by the fruit varieties he’s developed for global farming and consumption. Patricio ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Blueberries, Breeding, Chris Gunter, Cultivars, Horticultural Sciences, Horticulture Crop Breeding Endowed Chair, J. Scott Angle, Patricio Munoz, Plant Breeding, Southern Highbush Blueberry

South Florida leaders will honor Miami-Dade County Farmers Month at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, Nov. 4

October 4, 2023

On November 4, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins will kick off Miami-Dade Farmers Month at the 9th annual One Night in the Tropics.  As title sponsor, she will join other South Florida leaders and the University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biotechnology, Climate Change, Crop Breeding, Danielle Cohen-Higgins, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins, Ecosystems Sustainability, Extension Programs, Invasive Plant Pests And Disease Management, Miami-Dade County Farmers Month, Miami_Dade County District 8 Commissioner, News, One Night In The Tropics, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Sea Level Rise, Seal Level Rise, Soil And Water Sciences, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla At TREC

UF/IFAS research: On the verge of developing a domestic industry for one of the world’s most valuable spices

August 24, 2023

Vanilla takes the crown as the second most valuable spice (after saffron) and the world’s most popular flavor among consumers. Now, University of Florida researchers in Homestead are on the verge of developing a domestic vanilla industry, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agriculture, Agroforestry, Agrotourism, Domestic Vanilla Industry, Florida, IFAS NEWS, News, Plant Breeding, Puerto Rico, Research, SARE, Spice, SSARE, TREC, Tropical Research And Education Center, U.S. Department Of Agriculture Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education (USDA-SSARE), UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, USDA, Vanilla, Vanilla At TREC, Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Planifolia, Vanilla-breeding, Virgin Islands, Xingbo Wu

UF researchers find tomato plants resistant to devastating disease

May 3, 2023

University of Florida researchers may have found the key to developing tomatoes that can resist a catastrophic disease. Although it has been around for 50 years, target spot of tomato has become increasingly problematic during the last few ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Disease, Disease Resistance, Doctoral Student, Edgar Sierra, Fungicides, Fungus, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Breeding, Sam Hutton, Target Spot, Tomatoes

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