Tag: Entomology and Nematology

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide applications. Biological… Read More

Charles Steinmetz Hall dedication

  Stand-alone photo. Click here for high-resolution image Charles Steinmetz, a retired pest management company owner, addresses the audience at a ceremony to rename the University of Florida’s entomology and nematology department building, at the UF main campus… Read More

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida’s war against citrus greening, producers face a new threat — the insects they’re fighting are becoming less sensitive to insecticides, according to a new… Read More

UF Bee College will spotlight native pollinators March 11-12

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With honeybee populations imperiled by the mysterious condition called colony collapse disorder, Florida residents should appreciate native bees for their role in the state’s environment and… Read More

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening—now, University of Florida researchers… Read More

UF discovers house flies carrying five new illness-causing bacteria

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Everyone knows that house flies aren’t welcome around food. But University of Florida scientists have discovered five new reasons why. Researchers with UF’s Institute of Food… Read More

Research on insect hibernation may lead to new control measures, UF scientists say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To beat summer heat, winter cold and other harsh environmental conditions, many insects temporarily drop into a state similar to hibernation to conserve energy and reduce… Read More