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Beneficial bacteria can help keep Florida coral healthy, UF researchers report

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October 11, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Bacteria that could potentially help corals resist the devastating disease white pox have been found by researchers at the University of Florida and Mote Marine ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bacteria, Coral, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Kim Ritchie, Max Teplitski, Mote Marine Laboratory, Serratia Marcescens, University Of Florida, White Pox

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

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October 6, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The improved ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Breeding, Gary Peter, Genetics, Matias Kirst, Pine, University Of Florida

Bacteria can aid toxic environmental cleanups, may boost ag production, UF researchers report

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October 4, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Arsenic, Bacteria, Bala Rathinasabapathi, Chinese Brake Fern, Lena Ma, Piyasa Ghosh

Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report

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August 30, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re also an economic and health concern, say University of Florida researchers. July, August, and September are peak ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Jonathan Day, Key West, Mosquito, Roxanne Connelly, St. Louis Encephalitis, University Of Florida, Vero Beach, West Nile

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

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August 29, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests -- by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology, Florida, Grape Root Borer, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Oscar Liburd, Richard Mankin, Univversity Of Florida, USDA, Will Sanders, Wine

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