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Tag: UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Fighting the tegu spread, protecting Florida’s wildlife, natural areas through sustained multiagency efforts

Argentine black and white tegus are one of the largest non-native invasive lizard species posing a significant threat to the biodiversity and ecological integrity of Florida’s natural areas. As omnivores that eat fruits, vegetables, insects, small animals including… Read More

Using 1.68M termites, UF/IFAS students show how only a few need to feed on baits to eliminate the colony

Subterranean termites have an important economic and environmental impact as they cause severe damage to structures and trees. With the spread of invasive termite species, the challenges for homeowners in some parts of the country continue to get… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist reaches turning point on palm disease research

Lethal yellowing (LY) and lethal bronzing (LB) have had devastating effects on palm trees across landscapes and nurseries throughout Florida and the Caribbean. University of Florida scientists at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have reached… 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

Back by popular demand: UF/IFAS Extension Broward Urban Sustainable Food Production Short Course

Sustainable urban food production provides benefits that extend beyond addressing food insecurity. The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 continue to be felt across industries and communities. This has awakened a volume of interest from a variety of… Read More