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UF-developed web-based tool helps blueberry growers control disease


August 16, 2022

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in other words, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Anthracnose Fruit Rot, Blueberries, Blueberry Advisory System, Doug Phillips, Fungicide, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Text Alerts, Web Tool

New tool helps strengthen local food systems


August 12, 2022

Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Food Systems, Farmers' Market, Farmers' Markets, Food Policy, Food System, Food Systems, Local, Local Food, Local Markets, Small Urban Farm, Small Urban Farms, Toolkit, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production

UF researchers find genes responsible for several flavor compounds in strawberries


August 10, 2022

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Compounds, Consumers, Flavor, Genetics, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Seedlings, Strawberries, Taste, Vance Whitaker, Zhen Fan

MEDIA ALERT: Miami Dade HS interns explore urban food production with partners, historic Red Rooster Overtown


July 28, 2022

WHAT: Six Miami-Dade County public high school students are at the final stage of a comprehensive internship program exposing them to the many facets of urban food production in South Florida. On August 3, the interns will celebrate their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Florida 4-H, Indoor Vertical Farming, Sustainable Urban Food Production, Vertical Farming
Hyperspectral images of broccoli

UF scientists use AI to uncover signs of early decay in produce


July 20, 2022

UF researchers are leveraging artificial intelligence to tackle the global problem of food waste. The scientists analyzed how chemical changes in aging broccoli correspond with visual data picked up by a highly sensitive camera called ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, FreshID, Horticultural Sciences, News, Tie Liu

New research identifies the needs and tools to help urban farmers succeed


July 5, 2022

The needs of commercial urban agriculture (CUA) operations in Florida have been relatively unknown, which led UF/IFAS researchers to dig deeper. A newly published study explains the most common challenges these farmers face and opportunities ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Commercial Urban Agriculture, Food Is Our Middle Name, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant, Small Urban Farm, Urban Agriculture, Urban Farm, Urban Food Production

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

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