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Brewers savor the candy flavor of some Florida-grown hops


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

New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs


May 10, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS
Many raw oysters on the half shell, open on ice

Oyster market research outlines marketing strategies for increasing grower profits


April 4, 2022

Highlights ·         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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food Is Our Middle Name, Marketing, Oyster, Oyster Farming, Oysters, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant
oysters freshly harvested from oyster farm in the ocean resting in a gloved hand

Oyster monitoring project provides insight to spring mortalities


April 4, 2022

  Highlights ·         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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Food Is Our Middle Name, Oyster, Oyster Farming, Oysters, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Buyer behavior change, climate initiatives among critical topics at UF/IFAS Ag Policy Outlook


March 28, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Is Our Middle Name

Perspectives from the hemp industry, UF/IFAS blog series


March 16, 2022

Building on momentum from 2021, UF/IFAS hemp project lead scientist and assistant agronomy professor Zachary Brym continues the UF/IFAS Perspectives from the Hemp Industry blog series with video interviews of hemp industry members. The blog ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Hemp, Hemp Perspectives, Industrial Hemp, Industrial Hemp Research Project, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Research Project
bright red strawberries held in the palm of two hands

Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference 2022


March 1, 2022

The UF/IFAS food and resource economics department (FRED) Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference is back in-person this spring. The conference explains critical policy issues Florida agribusiness leaders face and provides insights on ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Conference, Event, Events, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

In the heart of Florida’s strawberry season, an expert explains why they’re so wonderful


February 2, 2022

When you think of February, you might dream of a Happy Valentine’s Day, roses and romance. If you live in central Florida, you might also want to buy the very best strawberries. Many local fields are rife with the red fruit. Wael Elwakil, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Breeding, Economic Impact, Featured, Fruit And Vegetable Production, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Harvest, Hillsborough County, Special Topics, Strawberries, Strawberry Season, Taste, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, Valentine's Day, Wael Elwakil

Ag engineer comes ‘home’ to UF/IFAS; uses AI to help reduce farm labor costs


January 25, 2022

Dana Choi grew up in South Korea but considers Florida her second home. She spent several years on the main campus of the University of Florida, getting her master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture
Tags: #AI, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Dana Choi, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Robotics, South Korea, Strawberries, Sustainable Agriculture, Tomatoes

UF/IFAS investigates sorrel as a new crop for Florida


November 10, 2021

Sorrel is a leafy green plant with reddish-pink flowers. It’s hardy, fast growing, has a variety of uses and UF/IFAS is investigating its potential as a new crop for Florida. A recent field day revealed preliminary findings and input from ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Sorrel, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

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