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Tag: UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center

Papaya consumer popularity prompts UF/IFAS trial for commercial expansion

Highlights: Papaya is an attractive fruit-bearing addition to homeowner landscapes, a key ingredient in savory dishes, and a delicious dessert fruit when picked ripe. South Florida’s climate provides a suitable year-round environment for commercial growers, who currently favor… Read More

Fall may be prime for specialty pumpkins, but June is just right for growing calabaza

Looking to grow your own pumpkins? Then don’t let the summer go by without planning for calabaza in the ground. If you live in the south or central Florida growing zone, June is prime time. Northern Florida counties… Read More

UF/IFAS, Miami chocolatier cook up winning recipes with Florida-grown vanilla

• Vanilla, an expensive ingredient to import and buy, is the basis of a project led by a UF/IFAS scientist in Homestead to establish a south Florida-grown vanilla industry based on the bean. • The content of vanillin… Read More

UF/IFAS Tropical Fruit Tuesdays sows what you need to grow, maintain tropical fruit trees

Tropical Fruit Tuesdays offer homeowners and commercial growers the latest information on what fruit trees to select, grow and manage in the Sunshine State’s tropical regions. The virtual workshop, launched as a call to action after the onset… Read More

UF/IFAS connects small scale growers with post-Covid-19 digital marketing options

Highlights Marketing in the digital era and post-Covid-19 has presented growers with new challenges that can be turned into opportunities. A new program led by University of Florida researchers, faculty and Extension agents is bringing small-scale growers up… Read More

UF/IFAS, Australia formalize to collaborate on fruit, crop research

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and Northern Territory of Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding. At the core of the agreement is the exchange of technical expertise among students, faculty and… Read More

Experts Available: Piney Point Reservoir

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has experts in water quality, harmful algal blooms, soil, and other related issues. The faculty listed below can answer media questions regarding the ongoing Piney Point Reservoir… Read More

Cultivating better Florida mangoes – UF/IFAS scientists sequence DNA to support, grow a domestic industry

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A team of scientists at the University of Florida have sequenced the genome of the internationally important ‘Tommy Atkins’ mango – a variety that originated from Florida and that is valued for its very long… Read More

Should your passion for pumpkins include the calabaza? UF/IFAS scientists laying the groundwork for chefs, growers, consumers

Is the calabaza the next pumpkin of choice for those working in the brewing, food, agriculture, manufacturing and health industries? UF/IFAS scientists are laying the groundwork for chefs, growers, manufacturers and consumers that will unleash the powerful potential… Read More

UF/IFAS indigo field trials yield success as synthetic dyes lose appeal

Scientists at the University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have just completed a series of field trials designed to test the viability of growing the indigo plant that produces the iconic natural blue dye used in… Read More