Tag: Entomology and Nematology

UF/IFAS research harnesses sun’s power to kill weeds

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunshine helps flowers grow, and it can help rid soil of harmful organisms that hurt Florida’s $9 million cut flower industry, a University of Florida expert… Read More

Termites’ gut reactions show how to improve renewable fuel, UF researchers say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of the nation’s most pressing economic quandaries: sustainable fuel production. After years of genetic sequencing,… Read More

UF researchers turn up the heat on bedbugs with new low-tech treatment method

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2009/07/07/bed-bugs-multimedia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bedbug infestations are notoriously hard to eliminate, but University of Florida researchers have developed a low-cost, low-tech method to kill the bloodsucking insects… Read More

Mosquitoes aplenty this July Fourth bring disease concerns for North Florida

    Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Recent weeks of heavy rain have left conditions statewide ripe for a Fourth of July… Read More

Evolution Causes Bad-Tasting Butterflies to Share Appearance and Habitat, UF Study Shows

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Marianne Elias – marianne.elias@ed.ac.uk Keith Willmott – kwillmott@flmnh.ufl.edu View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Competition for resources can cause animal species in an ecological community to evolve away from each other, becoming… Read More

UF Study Suggests Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks, Mites Far Older Than Fossil Record Indicates

By: Tom Nordlie – (352) 273-3567 Sources: Marjorie Hoy – mahoy@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 x153 Ayyamperumal Jeyaprakash – margret@ufl.edu, (352) 392-1901 x170 Hans Klompen – klompen.l@osu.edu View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Halloween is the only holiday when spiders and… Read More