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Labeling in the horticulture industry – consumers are paying attention

As the first research of its kind, the findings may help growers increase the marketability of their ornamental horticulture products through labeling. Consumer preferences, visual attention and willingness-to-pay were measured and tested to...
23-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study: Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids.
17-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16 as National Guacamole Day, you might consider...
16-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Cloud-Based Software Helps Farmers on the Ground

Producers already use the software for many purposes. For example, many citrus growers want to take inventory of their trees, including the size of each tree. Gathering this data normally requires farmers to manually count trees and measure them....
12-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

A University of Florida microbiologist's latest research found that disease-causing bacteria are competing with their human hosts for a key micronutrient.
5-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Researchers Close in on a Tastier Tomato

In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed...
21-Aug-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Researcher Aims to Improve Bacteria Treatments for Cows, Humans

University of Florida scientists received a USDA-NIFA grant to research treatments for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cattle. The researchers hope the newly developed antimicrobials could also hold possibilities for treating antibiotic-resistant...
20-Aug-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Trees Transplanted on Florida’s Highways Survive, Provide Motorists’ Benefits

“Beauty and stress relief are probably the two most meaningful benefits trees bring to highways,” said Andrew Koeser, an assistant professor of environmental horticulture with the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
12-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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What’s the Likelihood of a ‘Crawl’ Situation? UF Experts Dispel Alligator Attack Misconceptions

The new horror film "Crawl" centers around alligator attacks. The University of Florida's Croc Docs weigh in on the prevalence of alligator encounters.
12-Jul-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

Farmers use fertilizer to put nutrients into their soil to help crops grow. When nutrients get into the soil, microbes can help plants grow by changing nutrients into other forms, such as nitrate or ammonium, that plants either use or are leached...
8-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT

UF/IFAS Expert: Eat Fresh Food for a Healthy Heart

As we enter February, which is American Heart Month, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences nutrition expert gives several suggestions to help you keep your heart pumping blood as it should.
7-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

UF expert available to talk about NAFTA deal

1-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses

Unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission to sentinel chickens, horses and humans have been reported so far this summer.
6-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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People Slimming for Summer Should Carefully Consider Their Salads

Laura Acosta, a registered dietitian at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said three types of salads often come with lots of calories and are laden with fat and sodium.
27-Jun-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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Beach Bound? UF/IFAS Works With Communities to Ensure Clean Shorelines

As we celebrate July 1-7 as National Clean Beaches Week, thousands, if not millions of people will flock to Florida’s shorelines. If visitors leave garbage, local residents will rid the debris from the shorelines, and some will get help from...
25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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UF/IFAS Experts Available for 2017 Hurricane Season

Experts from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences can provide insight about hurricane preparation, agricultural crops, tree damage, hurricane-proofing your home and more.
1-Jun-2017 8:05 AM EDT

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