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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Research Update: Detection of Lotmaria passim, Crithidia mellificae and Replicative Forms of Deformed Wing Virus and Kashmir Bee Virus in the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)  

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on small hive beetles and their ability to transmit honey bee pathogens. Below is a summary of the research… Read More

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day – December 15th in Fort Pierce

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!! The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help!  On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they need help collecting… Read More

A Budding Invasive Plant Researcher

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants appreciates the dedication and hard work brought forth by our undergraduate interns. Cape Coral native, Hannah Brown, is no exception. As a senior double majoring in chemistry and biology, Brown… Read More

Suwannee Valley agricultural community celebrates UF/IFAS center pavilion

… On Nov. 18, the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center – Suwannee Valley (NFREC-SV) celebrated its newly constructed 4,200-square-foot pavilion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The pavilion, which can be converted from an open-air space to… Read More

Kaolin and Limonene as Repellents for Whitefly Management In Vegetables

Dr. Xavier Martini Department of Entomology UF/IFAS North Florida REC Due to the development of insecticide resistance and difficulties in whitefly management with conventional insecticides, significant agricultural research has been aimed at identifying alternative strategies. Dr. Martini is… Read More

Student spends summer with prehistoric species

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, Bethany Gaffey is pursuing her master’s degree in fisheries and aquatic sciences. She plans to graduate in summer 2023 and… Read More

Research Update: A comparison of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) collection methods and survivability in in vitro rearing systems

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on Varroa destructor survival in in vitro (in the lab) rearing systems. Below is a summary of the research… Read More

New fungus brings truffle-like fungi, wilting leaves, unpleasant smell in potted Boston Ferns

Boston ferns, cultivated by Florida growers since 1912, are a popular consumer choice on porches, balconies, patios and landscapes for their tropical look. A popular and profitable item grown in nurseries, the species can be damaged by fungal… Read More

Protecting the Pacific’s endangered marine species using artificial intelligence

The pelagic ocean covers over 50% of the planet’s surface and many of the species that call it home travel thousands of miles each year, seeking food and suitable nursery grounds. Some of these species end up in… Read More

UF/IFAS awarded grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry, water quality initiatives

University of Florida scientists hope to boost the shellfish aquaculture industry severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scientists will use a $100,000 grant awarded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to capture statewide data needed from shellfish farmers and… Read More