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Category: Pests & Disease

UF Oyster Recovery Team issues findings: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay… Read More

UF entomologist Roxanne Connelly leads American Mosquito Control Association

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When questions arise about mosquito control, University of Florida entomologist Roxanne Connelly is one of the state’s most sought-after experts. Now, that expertise has… Read More

Huge, aggressive mosquito may be abundant in Florida this summer, UF/IFAS expert warns

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a Harley-Davidson – big, bold, made in America and likely to be… Read More

UF/IFAS expert: Female mosquitoes become savvy about other-species suitors

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Talk about meeting Mr. Wrong. Female yellow fever mosquitoes sometimes contend with the courtship and mating efforts of males from another, competing species –… Read More

Soil “transplants” may hinder Diaprepes weevil in flatwoods citrus, UF/IFAS researchers say

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image.   Adult Diaprepes citrus weevil. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Diaprepes citrus weevil… Read More

Two UF/IFAS faculty members honored for international work, influence

Nan-Yao Su, right, is congratulated by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Click here for high-res image.   Clyde Fraisse, right, is congratulated by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president… Read More

UF/IFAS entomology department is new home to School of Ants project

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The nationwide School of Ants has set up shop at the University of Florida, but picnickers can relax – none of its “students”… Read More

UF/IFAS study shows invasive leaf beetle could threaten cole crops in cold climates

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gulf Coast farmers know that the invasive yellowmargined leaf beetle loves cooler temperatures, devouring leaves on turnips and other cole crops in fall and… Read More

Push-pull approach could keep Western flower thrips off peppers, UF/IFAS researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Repelling Western flower thrips from Florida’s bell peppers could be as simple as giving the insects… Read More

Crazy ant control strategies taking shape for UF/IFAS researchers

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Their name is comical, but when crazy ants infest a neighborhood it’s no laughing matter. The fast-moving, invasive insects are present in Florida… Read More