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Category: Crops

UF researchers improve process to create renewable chemicals from plants

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. Related video. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crops aren’t just for food, fiber and fuel. Researchers at the University of Florida are making new industrial applications possible for them as well…. Read More

Local food makes up 20 percent of Florida’s eat-at-home market, UF study shows

Baskets of okra offered for sale at a farmers’ market. UF/IFAS photo by Tyler L. Jones GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are higher here than in other states,… Read More

To help homeowners, industry personnel, UF/IFAS posts videos on turfgrass research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences recently completed the state’s largest-ever study of landscape turfgrass and fertilizer use, and new online videos will help homeowners and lawn-care professionals understand… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty aid Fort White teens in building aquaponics system to raise fish, vegetables

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some teenagers want a car; Tiffy Murrow wants to feed the world. The Fort White High School junior has spent almost two years learning to farm fish,… Read More

Two UF/IFAS faculty members honored for international work, influence

Nan-Yao Su, right, is congratulated by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Click here for high-res image.   Clyde Fraisse, right, is congratulated by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and… Read More

UF Oyster Recovery Team updates Apalachicola producers, leaders on recovery project

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Apalachicola-area oystermen and community leaders received a progress report Thursday from University of Florida scientists working to remediate the area’s oyster population collapse. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and leader of the UF… Read More

UF researcher exploring plant preservation method that could help endangered species

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist is researching a method to freeze and preserve orchid seeds, and besides aiding producers, it might also give endangered plants a… Read More

Push-pull approach could keep Western flower thrips off peppers, UF/IFAS researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Repelling Western flower thrips from Florida’s bell peppers could be as simple as giving the insects a push and… Read More