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Category: AGRICULTURE

New UF-housed wildfire ‘strike team’ teaches safe burning techniques

    Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to fighting fires, it’s usually the guy with the hose that gets all the hero worship. But as ever-increasing temperatures and… Read More

UF team finds ‘alligator tree’ bacteria might improve cellulosic ethanol production

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most would identify the tree by its often troublesome, spiky “gumballs,” but what many call the sweetgum tree also goes by another name, thanks to its distinctive, reptilian bark: the alligator tree…. Read More

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… 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… Read More

UF food scientists call for new science in food safety

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some University of Florida food scientists say U.S. food safety procedures need to get out of the 1960s and into the era of biotechnology. Back then, America’s scientists devised a system to… Read More