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Strawberry growers globally could benefit from UF/IFAS research into dangerous disease


May 11, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Detection, Disease, Genes, Genomics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Phenomics, Plant Breeding, Powdery Mildew, Ronald Tapia, Sensor, Seonghee Lee, Strawberries, Vance Whitaker

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health


March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA

In the heart of Florida’s strawberry season, an expert explains why they’re so wonderful


February 2, 2022

When you think of February, you might dream of a Happy Valentine’s Day, roses and romance. If you live in central Florida, you might also want to buy the very best strawberries. Many local fields are rife with the red fruit. Wael Elwakil, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Breeding, Economic Impact, Featured, Fruit And Vegetable Production, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harvest, Hillsborough County, Special Topics, Strawberries, Strawberry Season, Taste, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, Valentine's Day, Wael Elwakil

Thoughts of the Heart


February 1, 2022

With Valentine’s Day approaching, photos of red hearts, heart shaped boxes of chocolates, colored candy hearts, and all types of chocolate come to mind during the month of February.  Valentine’s Day just presents us all with another choice ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: A Healthy Diet, Avoid Being Sedentary, Be Wise About Your Portion Size, Choose Healthy Fats, Choose Red, Choose Red Fruits And Vegetables, Consume Fresh Fruit, Consume Fresh Fruits And Vegetables, Dark Chocolate, Engage In Portion Control, Exercise, February, Fill Your Heart With Positivity, Follow MyPlate Guidelines, Follow The Advice Of Your Health Care Provider, Gifts Of The Heart, Heart Health, Limit Added Sugars, Physical Activity, Practice Moderation, Reach Out To Others That May Be Isolated, Red Hearts, Schedule Annual Appointments With Your Health Care Provider, Stay Hydrated, Strawberries, Strive For A Healthy Weight, Thoughts Of The Heart, US Dietary Guidelines For Americans, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Gifts

Ag engineer comes ‘home’ to UF/IFAS; uses AI to help reduce farm labor costs


January 25, 2022

Dana Choi grew up in South Korea but considers Florida her second home. She spent several years on the main campus of the University of Florida, getting her master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Dana Choi, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Robotics, South Korea, Strawberries, Sustainable Agriculture, Tomatoes

Breeding new crops and a new generation of plant breeders


January 24, 2022

The UF/IFAS team that has released more than 250 fruit, vegetable and other plant cultivars in the past decade is getting even stronger. Seven budding scientists from around the world arrived in Florida in August to work with Plant Breeders ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture
Tags: Blueberries, CALS, EREC, Forages, GCREC, Lettuce, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Small Grains, Strawberries, Tomatoes, TREC, UF-IFAS

UF/IFAS awarded 1st Ph.D. plant breeding program in Florida, one of few in USA


July 13, 2021

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation. The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Crops, Elaine Turner, Environmental Benefits, Fiber, Forage, Gene Editing, Genetics, Global Food Security, Hunger, Lettuce, New Program, Peanuts, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker

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