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Researchers say new steak’s a hit with consumers

Published: Nov 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A cut of beef once ground into hamburger has become one of the nation’s most popular steaks, thanks to a processing method co-developed by a University of Florida researcher.

Safer veggies soon to come from the Sunshine State, thanks to UF-led training

Published: Oct 11th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — From fast food to dog food — new cases of contaminated cuisine seem to be a regular part of the modern news cycle. Tomatoes haven’t escaped mention in the ever-growing list, but the likelihood of their reappearance is about to shrink.

Whether plant or animal, UF’s new genetic model can predict its future

Published: Jul 18th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rongling Wu is out to prove Mark Twain clearly didn’t know a darn thing about genetics.

Aggressive weed becoming a menace worse than kudzu, UF researcher says

Published: Jul 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — And you thought kudzu was bad.

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

Published: Jun 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, FLA — The free ride is almost over for the “evil weevil” destroying Florida’s native bromeliads.

New UF computer system could one day help citrus growers count fruit before harvest

Published: Jun 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers are told not to count chickens before they hatch, but for citrus growers it’s a little different – knowing how much fruit is on their trees can help them make better decisions about managing and harvesting the crop.

UF turfgrass researchers release slow-grow, low-mow grass — and it’s pretty

UF turfgrass researchers release slow-grow, low-mow grass — and it’s pretty

Published: Jun 4th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine life with fewer Saturday afternoons stuck behind a noisy lawn mower.

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Published: May 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On June 9, the final horse race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will run. But there’ll be more than confetti to pick up afterwards.

UF researchers test natural predators to control sago palm threat

UF researchers test natural predators to control sago palm threat

Published: May 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a prime example of how an exotic insect can wreak havoc on landscape plants and cause millions of dollars in damage, the Asian cycad scale has invaded South Florida and quickly spread throughout the state.

UF report: Florida to have fewer dairy farms, higher milk production costs in 2007

UF report: Florida to have fewer dairy farms, higher milk production costs in 2007

Published: Mar 19th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s human population is growing but the state has fewer dairy farms and cows, according to University of Florida researchers, who say retailers may need to rely more on out-of-state milk in the summer and fall when local supplies run dry.