Tag: pathogens

UF scientists act as plant detectives to identify disease

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a University of Florida plant pathologist, Gary Vallad likes to call himself and his colleagues “sleuths of the plant world.” These detectives find out what ails plants and crops, hopefully before the disease gets… Read More

UF study: Disease-carrying mosquitoes abound in deforested lands

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows. Deforestation occurs when people remove trees… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers seek ways to keep pathogens, pests from traveling with grain

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member says new research can help grain handlers and grain inspectors find key locations for pathogens and pests along rail routes in the United… Read More

UF develops first high-altitude device to help detect health threats from the sky

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. African dust video GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida researcher is exploring whether the latest plant, animal or human health threats will come from the sky. Using the first… 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