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Category: AGRICULTURE

UF Researchers Seek Bugs to Battle Aquatic Weed Plaguing Central, South Florida

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Jim Cuda – jcuda@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901, x126 Abhishek Mukherjee – abhi06@ufl.edu, (352) 392-3616 Marcos De Jesus – marcos.dejesus@tpwd.state.tx.us, (512) 353-0072 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Years of aggressive… Read More

UF Research Shows Termite Damage Cuts Insulation Values by Nearly 75 Percent

By: Chuck Woods Sources: Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 Roberto Pereira – rpereira@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Cynthia Tucker – ctucker@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 View Photo GAINESVILLE, FLA. — Termites aren’t just out to eat the wood… Read More

Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass Could Encourage Chinch Bugs, UF Researcher Warns

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Eileen Buss – (352) 392-0400 Fred Baxendale – fbaxendale1@unl.edu, (402) 472-8699 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A little fertilizer can perk up a St. Augustinegrass lawn as spring… Read More

New UF/IFAS Study: Florida Agriculture, Natural Resource and Related Industries Have $101.9 Billion Value-Added Impact and Generate Second Largest Number of Jobs in the State

By: Chuck Woods Source: Alan Hodges – awhodges@ufl.edu, 352-392-1881 x312 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At a time when the nation’s slowing economy is tipping toward recession, one of the largest and most stable sectors of Florida’s… Read More

Next Week’s ‘Florida Saves’ Campaign Urges State Residents to Save for a Rainy Day

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Elaine Courtney – ecourtne@ifas.ufl.edu, (850) 689-5850 Anita McKinney – anitamck@ufl.edu, (904) 387-8850 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Expect a call from your conscience next week, telling you it’s time to… Read More