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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

News

Enzyme-peeled citrus, developed at this laboratory, was mentioned in Time Magazine: Rawe, J.  Where the Best Ideas Take Wing (part on peeled citrus), Time Magazine, Visions of Tomorrow, Special Report, October 2004.

Work on antioxidant activity in tropical fruits was featured in a Miami Herald article: Martin K.  For Nutrition, Give Guava a Try. Miami Herald, 5/12/2005, 14E.

Research on citrus peel waste was featured in a St. Petersburg Times article: Levesque, W. Squeezing Fuel from Oranges.  St. Petersburg Times, 5/30/2006.

 

Work on making fresh-cut citrus safer was featured in a Freshcut: The Packer article: Cable, S. Acid bath before slicing may make fresh-cut citrus safer.  Freshcut: The Packer, 3/19/2007.

A new tomato variety, that was co-developed with the University of Florida, was discussed in a Citrus & Vegetable article: Scott, J. New tomato variety earns kudos for taste, reliable yields, March 2007.

Research on citrus peel waste being used to create ethanol was featured in a Palm Beach Post article: Salisbury, S. Researchers say citrus peel waste used for cattle feed could be another source of ethanol, giving Florida a furture in alternative energy production.  Palm Beach Post, 6/17/2007.

Research on the nutrtional value of guava was featured in an article in Agricultural Research: Flores, A. Great guava! Agricultural Reserach Magazine, October 2007.

 

The collaboration between ARS scientists and Thai scientists to develop better coatings and surface treatments for lychee and fresh cut mango was featured in a Fresh Cut  Magazine article: Flores, A. Tropical Fresh-Cuts: U.S.-Thai Exchange Bolsters Coatings Research. Fresh Cut Magazine, November 2007.

Research on citrus peel waste being used to create ethanol was covered by local news station, Bay News 9. The story entitled Local Scientists Going 'Orange' ran on February 5, 2008.

Work on grapefruit juice drug interactions was featured in an article on the USDA-ARS website: Durham, S. Fungi May Hold Key to Reducing Grapefruit Juice Interactions with Medications. November 16, 2009.


Events

On 22 October 2009, the USDA/ARS Citrus and Subtropical Products Laboratory, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Citrus co-hosted the 60th Annual Citrus Processors and Subtropical Technology Conference at the University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL.  Scientists from the three institutions gave presentations on current research to an audience of 60 representatives of university, government and private industry throughout Florida.

Conference Agenda 

Conference Abstract Book

Publication Book

The 61st Annual Citrus Processors and Subtropical Technology Conference at the University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, FL will be held on 21 October 2010.



ARS News Articles

Fungi May Hold Key to Reducing Grapefruit Juice Interactions with Medicat= ions
Nov 16, 2009
Food =22Tattoos=22 an Alternative to Labels for Identifying Fruit
Aug 31, 2009
U.S.-Thai Scientists Cooperate in Tropical Fruit Research
Oct 15, 2007
NSF grant to study the systematics of fungi in the Nectriaceae
Oct 01, 2007
Citrus Peel Waste a Potential Source of Ethanol
Apr 06, 2006
Cholesterol-Reducing Compounds Found in Citrus
Sep 07, 2005
Making Orange Juice Taste Even Better
Sep 15, 2004
Last Modified: 7/13/2010