Category: Invasive Species

2016’s Top 10 UF/IFAS Extension publications cover snakes, avocados, vegetable gardening, more

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Vegetable gardening, bahia grass, living with snakes and identifying poisonous plants. These are the topics for some of the top University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension… Read More

UF/IFAS early career scientists to use grants to study greening, pests, environmental issues, more

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifteen early career scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Scientists have been awarded grants to help solve global issues such as thwarting invasive pests, improving… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher hopes to bolster pollinators, reduce water use, other inputs on golf courses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers head to Cuba for scientific exchange to benefit Florida agriculture

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is sending an inter-departmental team of scientists to Cuba as part of a grant that is believed to be the… Read More

Screwworm life cycle and habits contribute to insect’s threat, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida residents curious or skeptical about the threat posed by the parasitic screwworm fly Cochliomiya hominivorax can rest assured the insect merits all the attention it has received after an outbreak was detected in the… Read More

New UF/IFAS document profiles destructive screwworm fly recently detected in Florida Keys

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To educate Florida agricultural producers, livestock owners, pet owners and concerned residents about the destructive screwworm fly recently detected in the Florida Keys, experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

Florida residents should be vigilant for signs of screwworm on livestock and pets, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Screwworms infecting wild deer in the Florida Keys have captured headlines, and experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine say livestock and pet owners… Read More

UF experts addressing outbreak of New World screwworm fly in Florida Keys

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Responding to the announcement yesterday that the New World screwworm fly has been detected in Florida for the first time in a half-century, experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More