Scientists at the University of Florida are the first to grow plants in soil from the Moon. They used soil collected during the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions.
In their experiment, the researchers wanted to know if plants would grow in ... READ MORE
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
Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE
The upcoming Stone Fruit Field Day will address a variety of topics and concerns Florida peach growers face, including production issues such as disease and pest management and training and pruning trees.
The highlight of the field day will ... READ MORE
· A recent UF/IFAS research project identified opportunities for Florida Gulf oyster farmers to market their products for an increased price.
· The findings noted logistical and volume ... READ MORE
· The Florida oyster aquaculture industry is rapidly growing but growers have experienced unexplainable mortality events in recent years.
· A new UF/IFAS program monitored oyster ... READ MORE
Speakers from across the country shared new research and insight -- including data about consumer behavior change since the pandemic began, Florida and national policy updates and crop outlooks for some of Florida’s largest commodities. It ... READ MORE
BELLE GLADE, Fla – Throughout history, women have played a key role in humanity's scientific advancements. As mentors, innovators and thought leaders, women in science have inspired and empowered countries, communities, women and young girls ... READ MORE
Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health.
Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE