How About Another Sweet, Juicy Strawberry, Courtesy of UF/IFAS?

Kelsey Fry Berries, Industry News Release, Strawberry, Top Posts

Feb. 9, 2017 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Vance Whitaker, 813-633-4136, vwhitaker@ufl.edu   GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When you bite into a Florida strawberry for Valentine’s Day or National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27, you savor sweetness and juice. That’s what you’ll find in all varieties bred by University of Florida Institute of Food and…

Winter Fresh, Summer Somewhere Campaign

Josh McGill Berries, Industry News Release, Top Posts

Folsom, Calif. - Many U.S. consumers believe blueberries are only in season May through August. With the goal of changing those perceptions, the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council is conducting a Winter Fresh, Summer Somewhere campaign which runs through February 2017. The campaign highlights the quality, in-season product available to U.S. consumers year-round, fresh from the…

UF/IFAS Extension Faculty Win Seed Money Through New Shark Tank-Style Program

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Top Posts

By: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu Source: Nick Place, 352-392-1761, nplace@ufl.edu Hannah Carter, 352-392-1041, hscarter@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Facial recognition software is no longer a thing of the future. But what if similar technologies could one day help farmers identify pests in the field? Steve Futch, multi-county citrus agent with the University of Florida Institute of…

Four with UF/IFAS Ties to Be Inducted into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Kelsey Fry Industry News Release, Top Posts

Jan. 30, 2017 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Jack Payne, 352-392-1971, jackpayne@ufl.edu   GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Two University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumni, a producer who worked with UF/IFAS Extension and UF/IFAS Research and a contributor to the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and…

Florida Organic Growers and UF/IFAS Host Free Organic Spinach Production System Workshop

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Top Posts

Contact: Jenni Williams, 321.749.6061 Email: jenni@foginfo.org GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida Organic Growers and University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are hosting a free Organic Spinach Production System workshop in Citra. When: Thursday, February 9 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Location: University of Florida Plant Science Research and Education, Unit 2556, West Highway 318,…

UF/IFAS Findings Could Help Prevent Crop-Killing Pathogen from Coming to U.S.

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By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Erica Goss, 352-273-4650, emgoss@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- New findings by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researchers could help prevent more genetic strains of the potato- and tomato-killing late-blight pathogen from entering the United States. These findings may provide further evidence to help researchers solve the…