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UF/IFAS creates math-based model to show how citrus greening spreads within tree

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July 19, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have created a mathematical model that shows how citrus greening is transmitted within an infected tree – an important step toward helping scientists understand the devastating disease. The ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Glenn Morris, Huanglongbing, Van Bruggen

UF researchers find natural product that boosts plant defense against root pests

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June 28, 2012

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound to battle insect pests that plague gardeners and growers. The compound boosts crops’ resistance ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Diaprepes, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Larry Duncan, Nematodes, Pregeijerene, Stelinski, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS study shows how diet affects lab-raised mosquitoes in medical studies

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June 14, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most people try to avoid feeding hungry mosquitoes, but for some medical researchers it’s a different story. Lab-raised mosquitoes are used in studies investigating how the blood-sucking insects transmit viruses and ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blood, Entomology And Nematology, Experiments, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Mosquitoes, Stephanie Richards, Vector Ecology

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