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Starting May 2: UF/IFAS program connects small-scale growers, entrepreneurs with digital marketing tools


April 25, 2022

In today’s food market, small is good and local is what consumers seek to buy. Consumer-demand research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tells us that communities want to buy from small, local businesses. This is good news for ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Small Urban Farms, Trent Blare, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
image - Alan Chambers - UF/IFAS TREC plant breeder and geneticist

USDA Grant To Enhance UF/IFAS Vanilla Research, Promote Domestic Industry


January 26, 2022

Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries. As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Sustainable Agriculture, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Solutions, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Varieties, USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education, USDA-NIFA Organic Agriculture Research And Extension Initiative, Vanilla
image- indigo field trial 2019 at TREC

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


February 24, 2021

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 denim ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Denim, Environmental Benefits, Geoffrey Meru, Indigo, Indigofera, National Science Foundation, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Wagner Vendrame

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary


February 17, 2021

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a way to ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Florida Sea Grant, Guana Lake, Guana River, Guana Tolomoto Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Shellfish, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, St. John's County, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

Looking to grow heart-healthy dragon fruit? UF/IFAS scientists offer latest insights on pests, beneficial insects


February 10, 2021

Dragon fruit, a fruit of choice for its health benefits, has burgeoned in popularity over recent years. The exotic crop has caught the eyes of farmers and consumers alike for its low maintenance and vibrant flowering qualities. Scientists ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Beneficial Insects, Daniel Carrillo, Dragon Fruit, Edis, Pests, Pitaya, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
image-grad student in plant pathology at Tropical Research and Education Center

Philanthropy on Gator Nation Giving Day helps South Florida’s UF graduate students


January 20, 2021

HOMESTEAD, Fla. –.College graduates need jobs, and they can get them in agriculture and the natural sciences. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in agriculture research, energy management, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Gator Nation Giving Day, Graduate Student Housing, TREC Dormitory Fund, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
image - large lizard Peters's rock agama

Latest non-native lizard to expand in Florida, UF/IFAS scientists warn


December 8, 2020

Palm trees, beaches and lizards are all common to Florida’s landscape, but did you know not all lizards are native? In fact, University of Florida researchers tell us that there are three times the number of lizards in the Sunshine State that ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Croc Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Invasive Species, Ken Gioeli, Large Lizard, Lizards, Peters's Rock Agama, Steven Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

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