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Researchers make progress on breeding citrus canker-resistant plants; discovery may lead to breeding citrus greening-resistant trees


September 21, 2022

BALM, Fla. – A promising method to support the development of citrus varieties that are resistant to deadly diseases is the advancement of gene editing.  By “knocking out” genes within the plant that are susceptible to the pathogen that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Canker, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Gene Editing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HLB, Resistance, Ruth-borger.borger, Zhanao Deng

UF releases 4 new caladium varieties as Florida continues to lead the world in production of this popular ornamental

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June 14, 2022

Caladium lovers owe Florida a debt of gratitude. The Sunshine State serves as the sole source of caladiums for the world, satisfying the needs of growers and consumers. “Caladiums love summer rains and heat and thrive in our climate,” ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Caladiums, Cultivars, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Zhanao Deng

Brewers savor the candy flavor of some Florida-grown hops

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June 7, 2022

Brewers like the flavor and aroma that come from Florida-grown Cascade hops, says a University of Florida Extension agent. They say it tastes a little like candy. Matt Smith admits his sample size is small thus far – only seven brewers ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Brewers, Cascade, Craft Beer, Flavor, Florida Grown, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hops, LED Lighting, Matt Smith, Plant Breeding, Tampa Bay, Trials, UF IFAS Extension, Zhanao Deng

Say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ with a plant – maybe even one bred by UF/IFAS

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April 28, 2022

As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, you can make mom feel special in any number of ways: Some of your options include fixing her breakfast, taking her out for dinner and/or buying her flowers or a plant. Mother’s Day is May 8, and flora ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Caladium, Coleus, David Clark, Environmental Horticulture, Family, Gift, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Joanna Courtemanche, Mother's Day, Petunia, Plant Breeders, Plant Breeding, Plants, Zhanao Deng

UF scientists make big stride toward greening-resistant citrus trees


October 14, 2020

University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees. You’d need to print 54,000 pages of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Citrus Greening Disease, Citrus Research And Education Center, Disease Resistance, Environmental Horticulture, Fred Gmitter, Genome Sequencing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Interdisciplinary Center For Biotechnology Research, Rootstocks, Trifoliate Orange, Zhanao Deng

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