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Tag: Entomology and Nematology

UF research shows a more environmentally friendly way to control strawberry pests

BALM, Fla. — Good news for farmers as we near the height of the strawberry growing season. University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips that can make strawberries virtually unmarketable –… Read More

University of Florida citrus faculty secure federal funding in ongoing fight against citrus greening

LAKE ALFRED, Fla — University of Florida citrus researchers continue to provide innovative leadership in the fight against the devastating disease Huanglongbing, also known as citrus greening disease. The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Emergency… Read More

Insecticide targeting juvenile mosquitoes can enhance Zika transmissions

Insecticide resistance among the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains a source of frustration for public health and mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists and ecologists. Known as the yellow fever mosquito, this species poses a public health risk because it… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS: Ray Goldwire

Name: Ray Goldwire Position with UF/IFAS: Volunteer, UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Current city: Gainesville Hometown: Starke     Years with UF/IFAS: I graduated from the University of Florida in 1958 with a BSBA in Economics and a minor in… Read More

Termite study: Scientists zero in on how termites coordinate mating behavior for colony success

Termites cause $5 billion a year in damage to structures across America. They are social insects that thrive through group living in colonies.  To get a closer look at how termites coordinate their behaviors and movements enroute to successfully finding mates and… Read More

UF research team studies whether flies carry red tide toxins

Tons of dead fish lined the shores around Tampa Bay in the wake of this summer’s red tide, and those carcasses make great homes for flies. A University of Florida scientist wants to know whether flies can carry… Read More

Majority of Florida mosquito species are understudied, UF/IFAS survey illustrates

There are 66 Florida mosquito control districts that suppress mosquito species populations by using integrated mosquito control methods. A survey of the Sunshine State’s mosquito control districts has shed light on a variety of species that are understudied…. Read More

UF/IFAS scientist publishes new data on insect causing lethal disease in palm trees

The vast number of palm trees that enhance the landscape of homes, businesses, parks and highways throughout Florida is steadily declining and is a cause of economic concern. The responsible insect infects palm trees with a pathogen known… Read More

UF finds some nematodes like hemp; first step to pest control for emerging crop

BALM, Fla. — For two years, University of Florida scientists across the Sunshine State have studied whether hemp can serve as a viable alternative crop for Florida farmers. One of the first steps to determining the economic feasibility… Read More