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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

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

Cotton Seed Bug update

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August 3, 2010

The Cotton Seed Bug is on the move! It was originally found on Stock Island and Key West. Identifying and reporting the cotton seed bug For photos and more information see the Pest Alert at http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/enpp/ento/images/Oxycarenus_cotton_seed_bug_alert_USDAcard_Feb2012.pdf Several ... READ MORE

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Cotton Seed Bug

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April 19, 2010

Cotton Seed Bug, Oxycarenus hyalinipennis April 2010, Oxycarenus hyalinipennis (cotton seed bug), a major pest of cotton, has been detected for the first time in the United States on Stock Island. As the name suggests, this is a bug ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease

Termites’ gut reactions show how to improve renewable fuel, UF researchers say

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November 4, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Termite damage costs the U.S. more than $1 billion each year, but that same destructive power might help solve one of the nation's most pressing economic quandaries: sustainable fuel production. After years of genetic ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biofuels, Cellulosic Ethanol, Entomology And Nematology, Mike Scharf, Termites

Mosquitoes aplenty this July Fourth bring disease concerns for North Florida

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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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