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New UF-housed wildfire ‘strike team’ teaches safe burning techniques

August 12, 2009

Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When it comes to fighting fires, it's usually the guy with the hose that gets all the hero worship. But as ever-increasing temperatures and droughts bring a greater threat from ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops
Tags: Controlled Burn, Erick Smith, Firefighter, Linda Demetropoulos, Natural Areas Training Academy, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Parker Titus, Stephen Coates, The Nature Conservancy, Zachary Prusak

UF team finds ‘alligator tree’ bacteria might improve cellulosic ethanol production

July 27, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most would identify the tree by its often troublesome, spiky "gumballs," but what many call the sweetgum tree also goes by another name, thanks to its distinctive, reptilian bark: the alligator tree. So it may be fitting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Alligator Tree, Cellulosic Ethanol, Hemicelluloses, James Preston, Sandia National Laboratories, Sweetgum Tree

Mosquitoes aplenty this July Fourth bring disease concerns for North Florida

July 1, 2009

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 rife with mosquitoes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Culex Nigripalpus, DEET, Eastern Equine Encaphalitis, EEE, Entomology And Nematology, Jonathan Day, Medical Entomology, Mosquitoes, Ochlerotatus Infirmatus, Picaridin, Roxanne Collelly, Virus

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