University of Florida

USDA NIFA boosts bioeconomy with $21.1M in grants

· September 26, 2017

Pilots may soon fly jets with fuel made from carinata seeds and rubber from the desert shrub guayule may soon be made into valuable industrial chemicals — all thanks to the USDA’s $21.1 million to grow the bioeconomy. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded six grants to support the development […]

University of Florida: Palmer amaranth evolves life-history traits

· June 16, 2017

Recent research featured in the journal Weed Science shows other “life history” traits may be contributing to crop losses by making Palmer amaranth more aggressive and difficult to control. Researchers from the University of Florida collected samples of Palmer amaranth from 10 fields in Florida and Georgia. The sites had widely divergent cropping histories – […]

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