GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Each day, Florida gains an average of 1,000 residents and loses more than 200 acres of forest—but University of Florida experts say rapid urbanization doesn’t doom the state to a treeless existence.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As investigators narrow the search for the source of E. coli-tainted spinach to just a few farms in three California counties, researchers suggest it may be just as important to examine how the plants acquired and carried the bacteria as it is to find the original point of contamination.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Road warriors, it may be time to hug a tree. In a few years, you could find yourself filling your gas tank with ethanol derived from specially bred black cottonwood trees — and at prices not seen since the 1990s.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With revenues from U.S. organic food sales climbing by almost 20 percent each year, the demand for skilled workers in this field is booming – and a new University of Florida academic program will help meet producers’ needs.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are releasing three new peanut varieties – two of them named for former university administrators – that they hope will give a market-dominant Georgia peanut some hearty competition.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your crop is a week or two from harvest when vines and leaves begin to yellow, crumple and die in a matter of days. Or you’ve shipped produce cross-country, where unsuspecting customers cut into fruit that looks fine on the outside, but brown and gummy inside.
CITRA, Fla. — With a few taps on a computer keyboard, University of Florida researchers can control just about every aspect of growing vegetables and other high-value crops in greenhouses that protect plants from pests and diseases – boosting yields by 10 times over field-grown production.