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UF-led research to help cope with parasitic nematodes, which cause $125B in crop losses worldwide

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August 24, 2022

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an emerging concern in agriculture: ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Evening, Genome, Nematodes, NSF, Parasitic Nematodes, Peter DiGennaro, Plant Breeding, Root-knot Nematodes, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA, Warming
Lots of red tomatoes

Time to prep for your fall Florida garden

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July 14, 2022

Time to garden! With food prices climbing toward the sky it may be time to consider pulling that brown thumb out of your pocket and adding a little green paint to it.  Growing a garden can be a humbling experience, especially in Florida, but ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Classes, Featured, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Tomatoes, Vegetables

UF/IFAS begins research to update best management practices for key Florida crops

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June 27, 2022

UF/IFAS received $8.8 million to conduct new research that will provide farmers with new and improved recommendations for fertilization of key Florida crops. The funding, approved by the Florida Legislature, will be administered by the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMPs, Citrus, Fertilization, Grain Corn, Green Beans, Nutrient Application Rates, Nutrient Management, Potatoes, Research, Thomas Obreza, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Research

UF scientists may have found a way to more efficiently apply genome editing to plant breeding

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May 19, 2022

New research led by a University of Florida scientist shows a development regulator can help plants grow. In the bigger picture, the study’s results also may help genome editing and as a result, plant breeding. Development regulators are ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alfred Huo, Development Regulator, DNA, Genome Editing, Horticultural Sciences, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Petri Dish, Plant Breeding, Snapdragons, Tomatoes

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health

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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

An aromatic tomato could be looming – a la heirloom varieties, say UF scientists

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March 7, 2022

You can scarcely find a tasty, heirloom tomato in the grocery store. But University of Florida scientists helped discover a way to enhance tomato smell and taste. Breeding efforts over the last half century have emphasized traits that are important ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Aroma, Biochemical Pathway, Denise Tieman, Flavor Compounds, Genetics, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Nitrogen, Nitrogenous Volatiles, Taste, Tomatoes

UF/IFAS researchers creating an ‘Artificial Intelligence Connoisseur’

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February 7, 2022

Can a computer “taste” a tomato or a blueberry? Well, not exactly, but it can tell scientists which volatiles in these fruits make them taste good, say University of Florida researchers. UF/IFAS breeder and geneticist Marcio Resende wants ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Blueberries, Harry Klee, Horticultural Sciences, Marcio Resende, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste, Taste Panels, Tomatoes, UF Sensory Lab

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

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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

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