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UF/IFAS indigo field trials yield success as synthetic dyes lose appeal

Kristie PopaFebruary 24th, 2021Scientists at the University of Florida’s Tropical Research and Education Center have just completed a series of field trials designed to test the viability of growing the indigo plant that produces the iconic natural blue dye used in denim and other products. Trial results demonstrated that growing the natural indigo plant in South Florida provided […]

Bringing the Indigo Back to the Panhandle

BLOGS.IFASAugust 25th, 2015With great interest I read this week that the Orianne Center for Indigo Conservation in central Florida has begun a project to reintroduce the federally listed Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais cooper) to the Florida Panhandle; where there have been no verified sightings since the late ‘90s. The eastern indigo snake is the largest nonvenomous […]

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