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UF/IFAS-Developed ‘Florida Brilliance’ Shines on State’s Strawberry Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, University of Florida scientists looked for a few characteristics in a more desirable strawberry. Among those traits was a higher yield in November and December — the early part of the Florida season… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists: Commercially grown strawberries are not genetically engineered

Please see caption below story. BALM, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers want the public to know that they do not use genetic engineering to breed commercial strawberries; in fact, commercially grown… Read More

UF part of a five-year, $10 million grant to grow better fruit crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The United State Department of Agriculture awarded a team of scientists from 14 universities, including the University of Florida, the first of a $10-million, five-year grant to improve half a dozen fruit crops. The award… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds light can change flavor, scent volatiles in plants and fruits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There’s an old head-scratcher that asks whether the refrigerator light really goes out when you close the door. The answer may be about to change. Scientists have known for hundreds of years that plants respond… Read More

UF/IFAS strawberry breeder to receive new faculty research award

Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida strawberry breeder Vance Whitaker has been named the recipient of the Richard Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award for 2013. The award, named for a former UF/IFAS dean for… Read More