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Potato farmers, scientists still fighting disease that devastated Ireland

Potato farmers, scientists still fighting disease that devastated Ireland

Published: Mar 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Each year, the world celebrates St. Patrick for ridding Ireland of snakes, but scientists are still trying to control an ecological menace that strikes the Emerald Isle’s best-known crop, says a University of Florida expert.

UF researchers design folate-packed tomato

Published: Mar 6th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leafy greens and beans now aren’t the only foods that pack a punch of folate, the vitamin essential for a healthy start to pregnancy. Researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have developed a tomato with a full day’s worth of the nutrient in a single serving.

New UF partnerships help solve Florida’s growth management issues

New UF partnerships help solve Florida’s growth management issues

Published: Feb 19th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Finding realistic and equitable legal solutions to a wide range of important growth management issues – especially those that affect agriculture, green space, water resources and energy – is easier thanks to a new partnership between the University of Florida’s Extension Service and UF’s Levin College of Law.