Wednesday, February 01, 2017
UF: Team discovers key to restoring great tomato flavor

What’s wrong with the supermarket tomato? Consumers say they lack flavor, so a University of Florida researcher led a global team on a mission to identify the important factors that have been lost and put them back into modern tomatoes.  ..

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
UF to hop into hops varieties for microbreweries

Scientists with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will work with a $158,000 grant from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services to develop a viable hops crop. Hops, which have a long history of use in Chinese herbal medicine, are currently used to make beer. ..

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
UF researchers learn how to keep pathogens, pests from traveling with grain

University of Florida researchers say new research can help grain handlers and grain inspectors find key locations for pathogens and pests along rail routes in the United States and Australia. ..

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
UF researchers develop machine to count dropped citrus, identify problem areas in groves

As citrus greening continues to impact Florida’s groves, growers have found that they need a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of fruit dropped early to help identify problem areas, which will save time and money.  ..

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Friday, August 07, 2015
UF/IFAS researchers turn seed into jet fuel for Navy and crops into cash for farmers

Imagine jet fuel made from a crop that’s renewable, brings in income and can feed cattle. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found a way to turn mustard seed into a winning solution for farmers and the United States Navy.  ..

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Ag's next frontier? Growing plants in space

Space may not be the final frontier for Anna-Lisa Paul and Robert Ferl; they want to grow plants there. Because, who knows, we may one day try to live on Mars, and to survive, we’ll have to grow our own food.  ..

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015
UF:UF/IFAS researchers bombard plant-killing fungus with silver nanoparticles

Deep in the soil, underneath more than 400 plant and tree species, lurks a lethal fungus threatening Florida’s $15 billion a year ornamental horticulture industry. But University of Florida plant pathologist G. Shad Ali has found an economical and eco-friendly way to combat the plant destroyer known as phytophthora before it attacks the leaves and roots of everything from tomato plants to oak trees. ..

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Thursday, April 02, 2015
UCF Researcher May Have Found Key to Plague of Citrus Greening

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Florida a $4.6 million grant aimed at testing a potential new weapon in the fight against citrus greening: Zinkicide, a bactericide invented by a nanoparticle researcher at the University of Central Florida.  ..

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Monday, March 09, 2015
UCF Researchers Working on Disease-Detecting Robot

Mechanical engineering associate professor Yunjun Xu and a group of his students have been creating the robot since 2013 when Xu and University of Florida agricultural engineer and associate professor Reza Ehsani landed a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant worth more than $1.2 million. ..

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
UF/IFAS researcher continues quest for peanut that won't cause allergic reaction

A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts. ..

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