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Tag: Entomology and Nematology

UF/IFAS entomologist gets $200,000 to help develop rapid Zika detection

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist will use a $200,000 grant from the Florida Department of Health to improve tests for the… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty lead contest that connects insects, art

Video available at: http://bit.ly/2jveL0r GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Insects and art intersect in a unique campus-wide sculpture and animation contest organized by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologists. In a project called… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find 2 virus-carrying mosquito species; 9 new ones in a decade

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist has found two more non-native mosquito species in Florida that transmit viruses that cause disease in humans and wildlife. That makes… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher hopes to bolster pollinators, reduce water use, other inputs on golf courses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers head to Cuba for scientific exchange to benefit Florida agriculture

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is sending an inter-departmental team of scientists to Cuba as part of a grant that is believed… Read More

Screwworm life cycle and habits contribute to insect’s threat, UF experts say

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida residents curious or skeptical about the threat posed by the parasitic screwworm fly Cochliomiya hominivorax can rest assured the insect merits all the attention it has received after an outbreak was… Read More

‘Come home’ to UF-UF/IFAS Agriculture and Gardening Day, Oct. 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture and natural resources interests are invited to come home to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and see some informative exhibits during Agriculture and Gardening Day Oct…. Read More