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Holiday light technology could be the secret to growing better crops

Holiday light technology could be the secret to growing better crops

Published: Dec 17th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s the time of year when festive lights outline rooftops and driveways, but University of Florida researchers have a different reason to celebrate the same technology that’s becoming popular Yule-time décor — better-growing crops.

UF report: Florida dairy farmers made more on milk, spent more on feed in 2007

UF report: Florida dairy farmers made more on milk, spent more on feed in 2007

Published: Jul 30th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wholesale prices for Florida milk hit an all-time high in 2007, but dairy farmers’ potential profits were reduced by skyrocketing feed costs, according to a University of Florida report issued this month.

New study points to agriculture in frog sexual abnormalities

Published: Jul 3rd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A farm irrigation canal would seem a healthier place for toads than a ditch by a supermarket parking lot.

Microgreens get Florida farmers thinking small

Microgreens get Florida farmers thinking small

Published: May 14th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every year for nearly two decades, Florida farmers have gathered at the Suwannee Valley Twilight Field Day to hone their craft, often learning how to grow more luscious and larger fruits and vegetables. This year, however, there was a new lesson being offered: how to grow small.

UF researchers seek bugs to battle aquatic weed plaguing Central, South Florida

UF researchers seek bugs to battle aquatic weed plaguing Central, South Florida

Published: Apr 21st, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Years of hydrilla control efforts have paid off for some Florida communities — unfortunately, their success has benefited a more troublesome aquatic weed, a University of Florida expert says.