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Laser Technology May Be a Key to Rehabilitating Greening-Diseased Citrus Trees

October 30, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida scientist hopes to improve on laser technology to enhance the efficiency of spray solutions aimed at restoring vitality to greening-affected citrus trees and reducing amounts of chemicals applied. With ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Ed Etxeberria, Horticultural Sciences Department, Laser Technology

UF Scientists Hope to Breed Better-Tasting Sweet Corn

September 4, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida scientists plan to use a $7.3 million, four-year grant to find the genetic traits that will make sweet corn taste even better, last longer and grow better across the nation. Mark Settles, a professor ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Charles Sims, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Genetics, Horticultural Sciences Department, Marcio Resende, Mark Settles, News, Sweet Corn, Taste

UF/IFAS Hopes to Grow Vanilla, Meet Consumer Demand

June 12, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For dessert, how about a scoop of ice cream flavored with vanilla from Florida’s farmers? Because so many consumers enjoy vanilla, University of Florida scientists hope to help Florida farmers grow the bean. Consumers ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agribusiness, Alan Chambers, Cultivar, Disease, Elias Bassil, Flavor, Horticultural Sciences Department, News, Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla
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UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

September 18, 2017

DADE CITY, Fla. --- More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, AGRICULTURE, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blueberry, Horticultural Sciences Department, IFAS, News, Volunteer

Do you love seedless watermelons in the hot summer? UF scientists are on the case

July 12, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some people love to eat a juicy, seedless watermelon for a tasty, refreshing snack during a hot, Florida summer day. University of Florida scientists have found a way to stave off potential diseases while retaining that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Fusarium Wilt, Grafting, Horticultural Sciences Department, News, Seedless Watermelons, Squash Rootstock, Taste, Watermelons, Xin Zhao

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