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's struggling citrus industry continues to see a decline in the crop for the current growing season, with the harvest on track for the lowest yield since before World War II.

Sen. Rubio Calls On Change For OJ Standards Or Risk Losing Florida’s Citrus Industry

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has warned that failure to update federal regulations for orange juice processing could mean the end of Florida’s already-shriveling citrus industry. In a floor speech on Thursday, Rubio called on the Senate to move forward with his bill that would make…

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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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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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