University of Florida researchers tested seven types of tea plants to determine growth and yield potential as a Florida specialty crop.
A publication on the study captures years three to five of their growth process, during which time ... READ MORE
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
Hurricane season officially starts June 1, but it’s never too early to prepare. As a matter of fact, meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center are already issuing daily reports about tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean amid a ... READ MORE
Vijaya Gopal Kakani joins the University of Florida as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS agronomy department. He starts July 6.
As the new chair, Kakani will lead the department in its goal to improve and sustain food production while conserving ... READ MORE
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