Tag: Entomology and Nematology

UF/IFAS scientists study how, why butterflies survive fires

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Deciding how often and when to use prescribed fire can be tricky, especially when managing for rare butterflies, University of Florida scientists say. That realization stems from a UF Institute of Food… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Tiny wasp controls nuisance whitefly

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A wasp the size of a pin head may control the nuisance Rugose spiraling whitefly, which leaves a sticky white mess that becomes covered in black mold on everything from plants to cars… Read More

UF/IFAS termite pioneer selected for inventors hall of fame

Nan-Yao Su GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nan-Yao Su, the University of Florida scientist who invented the Sentricon® system for termite colony elimination, has been selected for induction into the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. Sentricon®, the first commercial baiting… Read More

UF/IFAS grad student wins prize for mosquito trap research

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Casey Parker came to the University of Florida aspiring to be a pharmacist. But chemistry wasn’t for her. So, she took a class called “Bugs and People,” and the professor at the time,… Read More

Eighth annual UF Bee College event returns March 6-7

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s sweetest event for all things honey bee is set for March 6-7, University of Florida officials announced this week. The University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory has organized and hosted the UF… Read More

UF/IFAS expert to help Australians try to control diseases transmitted by invasive mosquitoes

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida scientist recognized as a global expert on invasive mosquitoes will head to Australia in March to work with researchers to combat public health threats common to Florida and Queensland,… Read More