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Poinsettias Are Getting Better, More Colorful, All The Time

Published: Dec 18th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—When it comes to poinsettias, red can’t be beat, University of Florida poinsettia researchers say.

UF Helps Animals Get Leftover Treats From Theme Parks and Restaurants

Published: Nov 25th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — You’ve eaten your Thanksgiving dinner, cleaned up the kitchen and scraped the leftovers into Fido’s dish. That’s easy for one family, but what do you do if you’re, say, Walt Disney World and you have 35 tons of leftovers to get rid of — every day of the year?

Rice Industry and Consumers Can Reap Benefits Of Adding Silicon To Soils

Published: Nov 21st, 1997

BELLE GLADE—Instead of using expensive pesticides to control crop diseases, South Florida rice growers can save thousands of dollars in production costs and boost yields simply by adding some silicon to the soil.

Old Tourist Attraction Gets New Life As Botanical Garden With Help From UF

Published: Nov 12th, 1997

VERO BEACH—There was a time when people came to Florida to see botanical wonders rather than those made by man.

Genetically Altered Cotton Is Cheaper And More Earth-Friendly

Published: Nov 4th, 1997

GAINESVILLE – A genetically altered variety of cotton being field tested this season by University of Florida researchers requires less herbicide, which should mean reduced environmental damage, lower production costs for growers and cheaper prices on cotton goods for consumers.

New “Wonder Peanut” Beats Olive Oil In Healthful Benefits

Published: Oct 8th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A new “wonder peanut” being harvested for the first time in the United States this month beats olive oil in healthful benefits, says a University of Florida peanut breeder.

Value Of Some Agricultural Land In Florida Continues To Decline

Published: Oct 2nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE—For the seventh consecutive year, the market value of Florida’s citrus lands has declined as a growing population and foreign agricultural competition continued to take their toll, according to a recent statewide survey conducted at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Bananas Get A Boost From Science At UF/IFAS Research Center

Published: Sep 24th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—In a state where citrus reigns supreme, most residents view bananas as just something to slice up and toss on top of their Cheerios.

Sustainable Development: Taking The Message To The Marketplace

Published: Sep 9th, 1997

GAINESVILLE Home builders and real estate agents in rapidly growing Florida are learning that being green-minded can put more green in the bottom line under a new program developed at the University of Florida.

Tropical Perennials Can Help Florida Gardens Survive Summer

Published: Sep 2nd, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Petunias are pooped and roses are ragged, geraniums are goners and daffodils are dead. The dog days of summer are here, and flowers everywhere are wilting and withering in the Florida heat.