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University of Florida sets online resources for non-English speaking ag workers

The fall crop season is underway in Florida and over the next few months, an increase in the farmworker population will help plant, maintain, and harvest our crops in the Sunshine State. Agriculture is an... more »

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association names new director of communications

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has named Christina Morton as its new director of communications. She replaces Lisa Lochridge, who will retire Dec.1. An experienced strategic communicator with a strong public relations background, Morton... more »

New blueberry variety honors benefactor and Florida alumnus Alto Straughn

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a... more »

Study shows how bountiful ‘miracle fruit’ can grow in the subtropics

Scientists at University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have unlocked the mystery behind a highly sought-after berry known as the miracle fruit in a study published this week. This news brings much needed insight to local growers,... more »

Sensory lab helps UF/IFAS breeders know which fruits, veggies taste, smell best

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry,... more »

University of Georgia imaging software supports food safety initiatives

Many countries struggle with food shipments being damaged or destroyed by invasive insects and plant disease. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, between 20% and 40% of global crop production is lost to pests,... more »

Florida ag department announces additional farmworker COVID-19 testing

Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are announcing additional COVID-19 testing sites St. Lucie and Miami Dade County for farmworkers as the fall harvest season begins. The product of a partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and... more »

Clemson researcher leads national effort to combat Armillaria root rot

Stone fruits and nut crops are vital to human health, communities and economies across the United States but a fungal disease threatens to devastate these perennial tree crops and pose a national agricultural security threat.... more »

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