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UF researchers find genes responsible for several flavor compounds in strawberries

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August 10, 2022

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Compounds, Consumers, Flavor, Genetics, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Seedlings, Strawberries, Taste, Vance Whitaker, Zhen Fan

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

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

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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

New white, red varieties from UF/IFAS featured at this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival

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March 2, 2021

PLANT CITY, Fla. --- If you attend this year’s Florida Strawberry Festival, bear in mind that University of Florida scientists put a lot of effort into finding genetic traits that make the fruit flavorful for consumers and abundant for farmers. As ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Alpine Strawberries, Breeding, Cultivars, Disease, Flavor, Florida Strawberry Festival, Florida Strawberry Growers Association, Strawberries, Vance Whitaker, White Strawberries

UF/IFAS boosts AI research to help solve perplexing issues

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February 11, 2021

[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]As UF/IFAS joins a university-wide push to increase artificial intelligence research, its faculty will help solve major problems.[/inlinetweet] Among them: ensuring crops taste good and resist diseases ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Diane Rowland, Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, J. Scott Angle, Machine Learning, Remote Sensing, Soil And Water Sciences, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Vance Whitaker, Yiannis Ampatzidis
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White strawberry one of two new UF/IFAS varieties ready for harvest season


December 1, 2020

BALM, Fla. -- A white strawberry? Not red? Yes, you “read” that right. And it smells a little like a pineapple. It’s also novel in that it’s the first white strawberry to go to market in the United States. Just in time for the west-central ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Consumers, Cultivars, Grocery Stores, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences Department, Pineapple Aroma, Vance Whitaker, White Strawberries

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor


September 12, 2013

Click here or image above for video about UF/IFAS' strawberry breeding program. For high-resolution version of above photo, click here. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Balm, Craig Chandler, Florida, Florida Sensation, Gulf Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Plant City, Radiance, Strawberries, University Of Florida, Vance Whitaker, Winterstar

UF/IFAS strawberry breeder to receive new faculty research award

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November 20, 2012

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida strawberry breeder Vance Whitaker has been named the recipient of the Richard Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award for 2013. The award, named for a former UF/IFAS dean ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Balm, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Richard Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award, Strawberry, Vance Whitaker

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