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UF Researcher Develops New Strawberry Varieties

Published: Feb 24th, 2000

DOVER—Florida strawberry growers soon will have not one but two new varieties to choose from in planting their crops.

Use Fruit To Make Chocolate A Healthy Treat For Valentine’s Day

Published: Feb 11th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Valentine’s Day is Monday, and stores are full of enticing treats friends and lovers can use to express their undying devotion. There are the traditional boxes of chocolate, not to mention other kinds of candy, cards, flowers and fruit.

UF, UN And Smithsonian Team Up To Launch New Biodiversity Web Site

Published: Jan 28th, 2000

LAKE ALFRED — A homeowner curious about a strange weed in his garden, the fifth-grader writing a report on the Monarch butterfly and the horticulturist stumped by an unfamiliar plant disease all have a new source of information on the World Wide Web.

UF Researchers Developing New Soilless Growing Methods

Published: Jan 20th, 2000

LIVE OAK—Faced with a 2005 ban on a widely used chemical that controls soil pests, University of Florida researchers are working with growers to develop new high-tech growing methods that eliminate the need for soil.

New Crimson Tomato Has Health Benefits

Published: Jan 13th, 2000

BRADENTON—The redder the better, when it comes to tomatoes, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Researchers Attempt To Conserve Endangered Plant

Published: Jan 6th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A rare species of St. John’s Wort found only in four counties of Central Florida is disappearing, and University of Florida researchers are studying the plant’s genetics and local environmental conditions in hopes of conserving it and other endangered plants.