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Tag: Entomology and Nematology

UF/IFAS scientists develop a specialty pepper with better resistance to root-knot nematodes

Bell peppers make for a delicious snack. Among additional choices, you can add them to sandwiches and pizzas, as they’re tasty and full of vitamin C, making them a popular vegetable. As a $235 million-a-year business in Florida,… Read More

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Summer Reading List

From classics like “The Land Remembered” to kid-friendly books like “Can you Count the Critters?” the UF/IFAS summer reading list has something for every family member. Each of these reads can be found both online and in-person at… Read More

UF/IFAS professor receives recognition for early career excellence

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — One of the University of Florida’s most promising professors has been nationally recognized as an industry leader for her scholarship and service. Lauren Diepenbrock, an assistant professor of entomology working at… Read More

Young UF/IFAS researcher credits father for success as female scientist

BALM, Fla. – Growing up in India, Sriyanka Lahiri wanted to pursue a career in science, and importantly, found support from both her parents. But she credits her father, a chemical engineer, for encouraging her in scientific subjects… Read More

UF/IFAS entomologist to present history of vegetable pests, sees hope with collaboration

About the time Hugh Smith was a graduate student in entomology and nematology at the University of Florida, his academic department was housed on the top floor of McCarty Hall in Gainesville. Steinmetz Hall, the department’s current location,… Read More

Seeking a New Pest Solution, UF Scientists Study Fruit Fly’s Gut Bacteria

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the home, they seem to appear out of nowhere. A piece of fruit is placed on the kitchen counter, and suddenly there’s a fruit fly. But the bug commonly referred to as a fruit… Read More

Non-Native Ant Hitchhiked Its Way Across North America, Study Finds

Photo courtesy of Jonas Stenstrom If you’ve ever seen ants on the sidewalk, you’re probably already familiar with one of the most commonly encountered ants in North America. Now researchers with the University of Florida say that the… Read More

UF Adds New Beekeeping Class and Apiculture Study Abroad Program to Course Offerings

After seeing beekeeping named on a Top 10 list of neat classes at the University of Florida, Carson Beattie wanted to see what the hype was all about. “That’s when I fell in love with beekeeping,” said Beattie,… Read More

UF Professor Awarded USDA National Early Career Teaching Award in the Food and Agricultural Sciences

When Kayli Sieber sat down for a lecture on the history of taxonomy and categorization of insects, she expected a repetition of previous history-based lectures. But when the University of Florida senior biology student heard her teacher Andrea… Read More

UF Study: Wildflowers on Golf Courses Help Pollinators, Save Resources

A new study from the University of Florida/IFAS shows that planting wildflowers on golf courses not only benefits pollinating insects but also saves time and resources. “Putting wildflowers on golf courses to help pollinators isn’t a new idea…. Read More