Stu Hutson

Florida offering real life ‘FarmVille’
FarmVille, Facebook’s most popular game, allows millions to till digital soil and trade products in a virtual
Florida land values continue fall
The steep decline in the state’s rural land values continued in 2009, but may level off later this year, according to
Florida breaks ground for cellulosic ethanol plant
In 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy set a goal that, by 2030, a third of the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels would
Killer bees not destroying honey production
In just a few years after Africanized honey bees were introduced to Brazil in 1956, the aggressive bees had dominated
Florida researchers isolate citrus greening culprit
University of Florida researchers have shown the disease that threatens to devastate the world’s citrus crop is almost
Termites may hold key to cellulosic ethanol
Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of
Florida researchers simplify cellulosic ethanol
Most would identify the tree by its often troublesome, spiky “gumballs,” but what many call the sweetgum tree also goes
Florida modifies plans for ethanol plant
Plans for a new cellulosic ethanol research and demonstration plant to be built by the University of Florida’s
Florida land values take major tumble
Keeping in step with the U.S. economy, Florida land values took a major tumble in 2008, with some areas losing more
Holiday light technology could boost crop growth
It’s the time of year when festive lights outline rooftops and driveways, but University of Florida researchers have a
UF celebrates 'historic' land gift
Officials from the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy met recently to formally celebrate the largest land
Microgreens finding niche in Florida
Every year for nearly two decades, Florida farmers have gathered at the Suwannee Valley Twilight Field Day to hone
Florida working to produce safer food
From fast food to dog food — new cases of contaminated cuisine seem to be a regular part of the modern news cycle.
New Florida tomato has high folate content
Leafy greens and beans now aren’t the only foods that pack a punch of folate, the vitamin essential for a healthy start
Allergy-free protein shows hope for a risk-free peanut
For nearly 3 million Americans, the most dangerous aspect to air travel is the complimentary in-flight snack. Every
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