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Category: Pests & Disease

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

New technique for vulture population estimates could aid control efforts, UF researcher says

  Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For months, Erik Anderson tried to persuade a flock of vultures to stop roosting at Santa Fe College’s main campus in northwest… Read More

New Disease May Cost Florida’s Avocado Industry Millions, UF Experts Warn

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Jonathan Crane – jhcr@ufl.edu, (786) 255-5878 Edward “Gilly” Evans – eaevans@ufl.edu, (305) 246-7001 x272 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s avocado industry, the nation’s second-largest, could lose millions… Read More

UF Doctoral Student Uses High-Tech Method to Solve Greece’s Tough Mosquito Problem

By: Mickie Anderson – (352) 273-3566 Sources: Alex Chaskopoulou – andahask@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2326 Phil Koehler – pgk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2484 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida doctoral student from Greece is helping her… Read More