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Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass Could Encourage Chinch Bugs, UF Researcher Warns

March 3, 2008

By: Tom Nordlie - (352) 273-3567 Sources: Eileen Buss - (352) 392-0400 Fred Baxendale - fbaxendale1@unl.edu, (402) 472-8699 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A little fertilizer can perk up a St. Augustinegrass lawn as spring arrives, but ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Chinch Bugs, Eileen Buss, Entomology And Nematology, Fred Baxendale, St. Augustinegrass

Arsenic-Absorbing Fern May Soak Up Toxic Metal to Repel Hungry Bugs, UF Researchers Say

May 1, 2007

View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In the struggle for survival, plants are often at the mercy of hungry animals - but one fern has turned the tables by using poisonous arsenic to reduce its appeal, say University of Florida researchers. A UF ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bala Rathinasabapathi, Entomology And Nematology, John Capinera, Robert Boyd

New mosquito-borne illness may be headed to United States, UF experts say

April 26, 2007

By: Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400 Source(s): Walter Tabachnick wjt@ufl.edu, 772-778-7200 ext. 124 Roxanne Connelly crr@ufl.edu, 772-778-7200 ext. 172 Stephen Higgs sthiggs@utmb.edu, 409-747-2426 View Photo GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The next mosquito-borne ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Chikungunya, Entomology And Nematology, Roxanne Connelly, Stephen Higgs, Walter Tabachnick

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