Tag: Entomology and Nematology

Arsenic-Absorbing Fern May Soak Up Toxic Metal to Repel Hungry Bugs, UF Researchers Say

View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the struggle for survival, plants are often at the mercy of hungry animals – but one fern has turned the tables by using poisonous arsenic to reduce its appeal, say University of… Read More

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Walter Tabachnick wjt@ufl.edu, 772-778-7200 ext. 124 Roxanne Connelly crr@ufl.edu, 772-778-7200 ext. 172 Stephen Higgs sthiggs@utmb.edu, 409-747-2426 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next mosquito-borne illness in the United States may be chikungunya… Read More

UF research: Termite digestion findings could lead to new strategies for ethanol production, pest control

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Michael Scharf, mescharf@ufl.edu, 352-392-1901, ext. 143 Faith Oi, foi@ufl.edu 352-392-1901, ext. 156 Brian Forschler, bfor@uga.edu, 706-542-4282 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As scientists search for alternatives to fossil fuel, producing chemical energy… Read More

Genetic modification turns plant virus into delivery vehicle for green-friendly insecticide, say UF researchers

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Dov Borovsky – contact Tom Nordlie at: tnordlie@ufl, 352-392-0400 Charles Powell capowell@ifas.ufl.edu, 772-468-3922 ext. 123 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant-destroying virus farmers call one of their worst enemies may soon… Read More