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
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
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
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
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
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
Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers invite you to reserve your spot for their first plant sale in 2022. This event will have edibles and a selection of perennials. Cash or check only.
The event will be Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 ... READ MORE
The first “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” for 2022 will discuss Growing Tomatoes in Northwest Florida, on Thursday, February 17 at 12 p.m. Central Time or 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive.
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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
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