field corn

UF/IFAS-Led Team Wins National Award for Research on Heat-Tolerant Field Corn

Dan Corn, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

Field corn is one of the world’s most important cereal grains, and efforts to develop new heat-tolerant varieties of this crop have earned national recognition for a scientific team led by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences molecular geneticist Curt Hannah. On Thursday, Oct. 12, representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and …


USPOULTRY Foundation Approves Funding for More Avian Influenza Research

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

The USPOULTRY Foundation last week approved $125,000 in additional emergency funding to support avian influenza research and communication. The research is a follow-up study on a previously funded project in which researchers provided insight on using ventilation shut down as a humane depopulation method. The study showed that the addition of heat and CO2 to the procedure provided a rapid …

georgia cotton

UGA Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day set for Sept. 6

Dan Cotton, Industry News Release, Peanuts

The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at UGA’s Lang Farm (230 Rigdon Aultman Road) before relocating to the Tifton Campus Conference Center (15 RDC Road) for …

specialty crop

NIFA Invests $35 Million in Specialty Crop Research

Dan Industry News Release, Research, Specialty Crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 12 new grants totaling $35 million for science-based solutions and new technology for the specialty crop industry. Funding is made through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Specialty crops generally fetch high value for the farmers, but require more intensive …

georgia cotton

Georgia Farmers Invited to UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Peanuts, Research

The 2017 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day is coming up September 6 and Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton hopes growers will attend. Please RSVP to Mrs. Michela Rineair at 229-386-3006 or by Friday if you plan to attend so they can have an accurate head count for the meal. Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day Schedule (.pdf)

It’s Tougher to Reproduce When You Change Diets – Just Like a Bug

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research

With the constant introduction of invasive species worldwide, thousands of types of wildlife eat new food, weakening their ability to reproduce, says a University of Florida scientist. That, in turn, could lead to a reduction in our wildlife populations. Scientists already know that when wildlife feed on invasive species, they can get sick, but until now, no one had studied …


UF Scientists Work on the ‘Essence’ of Better-Tasting Tomato Juice

Dan Industry News Release, Research, Vegetables

If you’re yearning for a better-tasting tomato juice, University of Florida scientists in their labs, working on satisfying your palette. Essence, usually extracted from a plant to add flavor or provide a scent, according to a new UF/IFAS study, can be used to improve juice flavor. Using volatile capture, UF/IFAS scientists obtained the essence from the tomatoes, said Paul Sarnoski, …


Ag Committee Features University Leaders in Agricultural Research

Dan Industry News Release, Research

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to discuss investments in agricultural research as a continuation of the committee’s hearing series on preparing for the next farm bill. Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and members of the committee heard from various university representatives on the opportunities and challenges institutions face in ensuring the U.S. remains a world leader in agricultural …


USDA Announces $6 Million for Sustainable Energy Research

Dan Energy, Industry News Release, Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced up to $6 million in available funding for research to support the next generation of sustainable biofuels and biomaterials. Funding is made through USDA’s Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), a joint initiative with the Department of Energy. “Renewable energy is an important contributor to our …