Tag: strawberries

UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC, Florida Ag Expo to celebrate milestone anniversaries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When growers, Extension agents and scientists gather for the Nov. 4 Florida Ag Expo in Balm, Florida, they’ll celebrate two anniversaries: the 90th year of the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and the… Read More

UF/IFAS research finds ways to save water, strawberries and money during cold temps

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways to use less… 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 their flavors and… Read More

UF/IFAS organic strawberry research featured in e-book

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A new e-book from the University of Arkansas System features University of Florida scientists’ quest to establish a Florida organic strawberry industry. A chapter titled “Organic open-field and high tunnel strawberry cropping systems… Read More

UF/IFAS receives part of $4.5 million in USDA grants for specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture on two dozen projects to strengthen markets for specialty crops in the state.

New UF-developed strawberry varieties are bred with a focus on flavor

Click here or image above for video about UF/IFAS’ strawberry breeding program. For high-resolution version of above photo, click here. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the time for Florida growers to plant strawberries right around the corner,… Read More