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Insecticide targeting juvenile mosquitoes can enhance Zika transmissions

image - Abdullah Alomar is a doctoral candidate at Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory who led a story on insecticide resistance in juvenile Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and impacts on Zika transmission rates.

Insecticide resistance among the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains a source of frustration for public health and mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists and ecologists. Known as the yellow fever mosquito, this species poses a public health… Read More

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Summer Reading List

From classics like “The Land Remembered” to kid-friendly books like “Can you Count the Critters?” the UF/IFAS summer reading list has something for every family member. Each of these reads can be found both online… Read More

Cafe Latino: A UF/IFAS Extension resource for Hispanics during COVID-19

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – In 2017, a handful of extension faculty at UF/IFAS saw a need. The need would increase the knowledge and skills of extension faculty education to provide culturally relevant programs for the Hispanic… Read More

Navigating Majors, College Choices Through Experience: UF/IFAS CALS Tools Offer Aid

DAVIE, Fla. — For students and parents alike, picking a college major can be daunting. Take Daniela Gonzalez from South Florida for instance. In elementary and middle school, she liked playing with lizards, snails and… Read More

UF/IFAS hosting March 30 FDA seminar on Food Safety Modernization Act rules

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is holding one of only five national educational seminars on the Food and Drug Administration’s new final food safety rules. The FDA’s… Read More

UF hosting a climate change colloquium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Several University of Florida departments, institutes and centers are joining together this week to host “Imagining Climate Change, “a unique approach to environmental change that engages authors, scholars, scientists and the general… Read More

UF/IFAS – saving the world one great idea at a time at ONE WORLD summit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Today’s students will be the world’s leaders in 2050, when the population is expected to reach 9 billion people; they will face issues like overcrowding, food security, energy and water management, and… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers find shallow flooding reduces a major rice pest

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists at the Everglades Research and Education Center have found an important way to control the destructive rice water weevil, one of the major pests in rice production…. Read More