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Florida Tomatoes Worth Asking For, New UF Taste Tests Show

Published: Dec 20th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Tomato lovers who wonder how to find luscious winter tomatoes — ripe, red, firm but juicy, sweet but tangy — might well ask their grocer whether he’s selling Mexican tomatoes or tomatoes grown in Florida.

UF Horticulturist Says There’s A Poinsettia To Suit Everyone

Published: Dec 8th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—When poinsettias arrived on the U.S. Christmas scene as stage decor for holiday television specials in the 1950s and ’60s, there was red and only red.

UF Keeps Pace With Industry In The Science Of Growing Grass

Published: Nov 30th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—Used to be, if you wanted to manage a golf course, all you needed to know was how high to mow and when to turn on the sprinklers.

Chinese and U.S. Scientists Identify The World’s Oldest Flowering Plant

Published: Nov 26th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — On the floor of a steamy Asian forest, a woody plant destined for immortality was thriving among the dragonflies and dinosaurs when a nearby volcano erupted and left it buried in ash.

The Pumpkin Of The Tropics Likes Florida, Too, Research Shows

Published: Nov 25th, 1998

BRADENTON—The pumpkin pie of Thanksgiving future may come out of Don Maynard’s research laboratory.

New Forest Owners Prefer Enjoying Their Land Over Working It

Published: Nov 19th, 1998

GAINESVILLE A dramatic shift in the demographics of Florida’s private forest landowners indicates the traditional farmer may be giving way to the more white-collar, absentee landowner, according to a recent University of Florida survey.

University of Florida Cyberbugs Teach Students About Entomology

Published: Nov 5th, 1998

GAINESVILLE—If you think you’ve got bugs in your computer, try logging into the University of Florida’s 4-H Bug Club.

Wine Made From UF Grape Wows Judges At International Competition

Published: Oct 14th, 1998

LEESBURG — It’s fruity, yet unassuming. Dry with a smooth and light texture. Very pleasant to the palate.

Discovery Of Invasive Zebra Mussel Prompts Warning From State Officials

Published: Oct 7th, 1998

GAINESVILLE –State officials made the first confirmed sighting of the non-native zebra mussel, a meddlesome mollusk that a University of Florida scientist says can displace native aquatic life and cause billions of dollars of structural damage.

Armyworms Destroying Crops, Grass Across Southeast

Published: Sep 8th, 1998

GAINESVILLE — The Southeast is suffering through the worst infestation of armyworms in recent memory, with the pests chewing their way through thousands of acres of crops, pasture and turf.