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UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

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February 25, 2011

Caption at end of story. Click here for high-res image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ascunce, Entomology And Nematology, Red Imported Fire Ant, Shoemaker

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

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January 27, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Livestock
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Gratiana Boliviana, Julio Medal, Tropical Soda Apple

UF/IFAS receives $5 million donation to boost entomology and nematology

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January 19, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Most people wouldn’t be inclined to show a passion for insects, but in a state that is home to several major seaports and provides a year-round climate where, on the average, a new species of insect is introduced each ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Capinera, Endowments, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Gift, Nematology, Pest Management, Steinmetz

UF-led team sequences first-ever citrus genomes; discovery may help thwart greening

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January 18, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida-led group of international scientists has assembled the genome sequences for two citrus varieties—sweet orange and Clementine mandarin—marking a first for citrus. The Clementine mandarin sequence ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Clementine Mandarin, Florida Citrus, Genomes, Gmitter, Greening, Mclellan, Sweet Orange

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