In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste.

UF Researchers Find Genes Responsible For Several Flavor Compounds In Strawberries

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee Lee as they study the sources of the unique aroma in…

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Florida blueberry season is in full swing from the beginning of March through early May. With approximately 20 million pounds of blueberries being produced this year, farmers are kept busy with production, harvesting, and shipping.

University Of Florida Study Shows Why ‘Aromatic’ Blueberries Taste Better

They may be called “aromatic” blueberries, but they don’t just smell nice — they taste good. University of Florida scientists now know why: These fruits contain just the right genetic combination to produce the chemistry required for a pleasant blueberry flavor. Growers and consumers always…

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Florida’s beleaguered citrus industry, now dealing with cold snaps, saw the forecast for this season’s orange crop drop another 2.25 percent on Wednesday.

UF Researchers To Provide Info Florida Growers Can Use Now To Support Their Operations

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will present their latest findings of immediate use to Florida’s citrus and specialty crop growers at the Florida Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo on August 17 and 18 in Fort Myers, Florida.  The expo features…

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As a young child in Romania’s second-largest city, Cătălin Voiniciuc loved visiting his grandparents’ farm in a remote village.

From Romania To Germany, New UF Scientist Will Use AI To Help Plant Breeding Applications

As a young child in Romania’s second-largest city, Cătălin Voiniciuc loved visiting his grandparents’ farm in a remote village. “While enjoying many aspects of farm life — from the vineyard to the vegetable garden — little did I know back then that one day I…

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Florida crawls with invasive species: Burmese pythons, water hyacinths, Brazilian peppertrees. By taking a few precautions, we can lower the chances an animal or plant becomes invasive, says a University of Florida expert.

UF Expert Explains How People Can Help Prevent Species From Becoming Invasive

Florida crawls with invasive species: Burmese pythons, water hyacinths, Brazilian peppertrees. By taking a few precautions, we can lower the chances an animal or plant becomes invasive, says a University of Florida expert. Earlier this month, we heard about the Giant African land snail. After…

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Every year across the country, heat causes $300 million in damage to cattle, ample reason for University of Florida scientists to try to cool the animals and increase their beef production.

UF Scientist Receives Federal Grant To Reduce Heat Stress In Cattle, Improve Beef Production

Every year across the country, heat causes $300 million in damage to cattle, ample reason for University of Florida scientists to try to cool the animals and increase their beef production. The newest scientific effort will be led by Philipe Moriel, a UF/IFAS associate professor…

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Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows.

University Of Florida Research: Norms, Not Knowledge, Drive Irrigation Habits

Norms beat knowledge when it comes to irrigating homeowners’ lawns, new University of Florida research shows. For example, science tells us that if you replace at least one-third of the irrigated area of your yard or landscape with non-irrigated beds, you could save an average…

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