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Tag: Horticultural Sciences

UF CALS student, faculty study cost-savings for blueberry cold protection measures

See caption for both photos below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Tori Bradley, learning about cold weather may turn into cold hard cash for Florida blueberry growers. Bradley, a University of Florida College of Agricultural and… Read More

Students help UF/IFAS professor breed better, tastier peppers

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students are learning how to breed better peppers under the guidance of Professor Bala Rathinasabapathi. And by “better,” we mean a more… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers get $2 million grant to study organic strawberry production

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will address production constraints for organic strawberry producers, thanks to a new $2 million federal grant. The grant comes… Read More

Peaches more marketable to younger people, but everyone wants the fruit to melt in their mouth

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young consumers are more likely to buy peaches than older people, and those 18- to 24-year-olds prefer crisp, firm peaches with good flavor, a new University of Florida study shows. In… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists zero in on genetic traits for best blueberry taste

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have taken a big step toward breeding tastier blueberries with a three-year study that examined the traits consumers desire. Now they have… Read More

$2 million UF/IFAS study to focus on antibiotic resistance; $500,000 study on taste retention

Jeong, left, and Folta, right GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will try to figure out how antibiotic-resistant microorganisms get into cattle. Another will study how to get tomatoes and strawberries to retain… Read More