Category: Agriculture

UF researchers turn up the heat on bedbugs with new low-tech treatment method

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2009/07/07/bed-bugs-multimedia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bedbug infestations are notoriously hard to eliminate, but University of Florida researchers have developed a low-cost, low-tech method to kill the bloodsucking insects… Read More

Mosquitoes aplenty this July Fourth bring disease concerns for North Florida

    Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent weeks of heavy rain have left conditions statewide ripe for a Fourth of July… Read More

UF Doctoral Student Uses High-Tech Method to Solve Greece’s Tough Mosquito Problem

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Alex Chaskopoulou – andahask@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida doctoral student from Greece is helping her country control its… Read More

UF Entomologists Warn Floridians New Roaches May Be on the Way

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As if Floridians aren’t bugged enough by roaches, a growing interest among reptile enthusiasts… Read More

Florida Mosquito Populations Are Booming, but Diseases Aren’t

By: Stu Hutson – (352) 273-3569 Sources: Jonathan Day – jfda@ufl.edu, (561) 778-7200 x132 Roxanne Rutledge Connelly – crr@ufl.edu, (772) 778-7200 x172 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sometimes, the tiny vampires cover Alan Curtis’ legs in writhing black…. Read More

Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass Could Encourage Chinch Bugs, UF Researcher Warns

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Eileen Buss – (352) 392-0400 Fred Baxendale – fbaxendale1@unl.edu, (402) 472-8699 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A little fertilizer can perk up a St. Augustinegrass lawn as spring arrives, but homeowners… Read More