UF, Georgia Tech Scientists to Begin Work on More Drought-Tolerant Peanut

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Farmers and consumers can benefit from a more drought-tolerant peanut, and scientists from the University of Florida and Georgia Institute of Technology will soon begin research to develop a more resilient crop. With it, growers would be able to produce more market-ready peanuts, and consumers can get more of the protein-filled legume. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences agronomists Barry Tillman and Diane

UF Study: Mosquito that Feeds on Worms, Leeches Can Carry Deadly Diseases

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the first time in more than 100 years, researchers have found that a species of mosquito feeds on the blood of earthworm and leeches, instead of frogs and toads like most other species. A study by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers demonstrates that mosquitoes take blood from a wider range of animals than previously understood, which may have implications for human

UF Hosts Hemp Workshops for Growers, Industry in August

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking the first step to introduce industrial hemp to growers and industry across the state. The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project will host a series of workshops for grower and industry project partners. UF/IFAS faculty will provide an update about the industrial hemp program at UF, facilitate a discussion about the direction of the new

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