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UF/IFAS researcher using “precision breeding” to create disease-resistant grapes


May 20, 2015

Apopka, Fla. --- Powdery mildew and black rot are two scourges of grape growers, but University of Florida researcher Dennis Gray is developing disease-resistant grapes, using what he calls “precision breeding” to create these super varieties. Gray, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Grapes, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida, Wine

UF research: Blueberry wine has more antioxidants than many grape-based wines


February 1, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Blueberry wine can provide more potentially healthy compounds than white wines and many red wines, according to a new University of Florida study. Researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blueberries, Blueberry, Instittue Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jeff Williamson, University Of Florida, Wade Yang, Wine

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes


August 29, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests -- by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology, Florida, Grape Root Borer, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Oscar Liburd, Richard Mankin, Univversity Of Florida, USDA, Will Sanders, Wine

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