Tag: Entomology and Nematology

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” are the six-legged… 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 winter; now, a… 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 and several other… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists part of team set to study integrative pollination of the nation’s specialty crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are part of a team awarded $1.7 million for the first year of a national crop pollination research and outreach project. The U.S…. Read More

New UF/IFAS website has tips on bed bug prevention and control

Click here for high resolution image. Caption below. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new website, developed by the Florida Bed Bug Workgroup and the University of Florida, provides resources for anyone concerned about bed bugs, from college students living… Read More

UF/IFAS study shows how diet affects lab-raised mosquitoes in medical studies

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people try to avoid feeding hungry mosquitoes, but for some medical researchers it’s a different story. Lab-raised mosquitoes are used in studies investigating how the blood-sucking insects transmit viruses and parasites. Those mosquitoes must… Read More

UF/IFAS research looks at impact on honeybees from chemicals and mites

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida honeybee researcher Jamie Ellis is interested in what happens to bees that encounter chemicals and Varroa mites — but he’s even more interested in how younger bees fare long-term after facing those… Read More