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UF/IFAS entomologists give reason to celebrate rice in Florida

matthew vanweelden

Rice, a global grain consumed by more than half the world’s population, totes unique versatility unlike other grains throughout history. Each country and culture has made the grain its own as center of the plate, a side and even as an ingredient in desserts. It is no surprise that rice reserves a special spot as a staple celebrated first during ... Read More »

Rice, vegetable grower Rick Roth named Florida Farmer of the Year

rick roth, wife jeanie

Florida Farm Bureau Federation has named Rick Roth of Palm Beach County as the 2020 Florida Farmer of the Year. A vegetable, herb, rice, sugarcane and sod producer, Roth is also a member of the Florida House of Representatives. This prestigious honor is awarded to a recipient by a panel of judges based upon success in agricultural production, the implementation ... Read More »

UF-led study may pay off with more heat-tolerant rice

Horticulture Professor Balasubramanian Rathinasabapathi , university of florida

Rice, the most widely consumed food crop in the world, takes a beating in hot weather. To combat the high temperatures, a global group of scientists, led by a University of Florida researcher, has found the genetic basis to breed a more heat-tolerant rice cultivar. “The productivity of rice, one of the three major cereal grains feeding the world, is ... Read More »