Category: Agriculture

Swim diapers may not keep pool water clean, UF experts say

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Fred Southwick southfs@medmac.ufl.edu, 352-392-4058 Keith Schneider keiths29@ufl.edu, 352-871-0440 Patti Gilmer info@mypoolpal.com, 770-532-2034 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Swimming is good, clean summer fun for small children—but University of Florida experts caution that… Read More

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Sources: Ron Cave rdcave@ufl.edu, 772-468-3922 Howard Frank jhfrank@ufl.edu, 352-392-1901 ext. 128 Howard Frank dennis.giardina@dep.state.fl.us, 239-695-4593 View Photo GAINESVILLE, FLA — The free ride is almost over for the “evil weevil” destroying Florida’s native… Read More

Invasive Cuban tree frogs threaten native wildlife, damage utilities, says UF expert

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Steve Johnson tadpole@ufl.edu, 813-757-2273 Steve Perkins steve.perkins@lakelandelectric, 863-834-8873 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — North Florida residents accustomed to tiny tree frogs may feel jumpy – a giant Cuban species has colonized half… Read More

UF turfgrass researchers release slow-grow, low-mow grass — and it’s pretty

By: Mickie Anderson (352) 392-0400Source: Russell Nagata nagata@ifas.ufl.edu, 561-993-1557 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine life with fewer Saturday afternoons stuck behind a noisy lawn mower. The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has released… Read More