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Plant breeding is the science of genetically improving plants for the benefit of humankind. [AGROVOC]

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Prolific blueberry scientist named Horticulture Crop Breeding Endowed Chair

Brad BuckJanuary 3rd, 2024A veteran blueberry researcher has been named the University of Florida’s Horticulture Crop Breeding Endowed Chair, recognizing the royalties generated by the fruit varieties he’s developed for global farming and consumption. Patricio Muñoz, a UF/IFAS associate professor of horticultural sciences, was recently awarded the professorship by J. Scott Angle, UF interim provost and senior vice […]

Cultivating Success: Melanie Cabrera’s Pioneering Work in Plant Breeding

Lana GuzmanDecember 7th, 2023Agriculture in the Sunshine State ranges from tropical fruits to leafy green vegetables, with many crops in between. Launched in 2021, the plant breeding doctoral program teaches University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students how to use traditional and contemporary breeding methodologies to create new cultivars of plants that will contribute to […]

South Florida leaders will honor Miami-Dade County Farmers Month at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, Nov. 4

Lourdes MederosOctober 4th, 2023On November 4, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins will kick off Miami-Dade Farmers Month at the 9th annual One Night in the Tropics.  As title sponsor, she will join other South Florida leaders and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at this premier philanthropic event to pay homage to […]

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