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New IFAS study shows corn plants help control major mite pest

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November 1, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Add one more entry to corn’s list of abilities: helping to biologically control pests. Already a source of food and biofuel, University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biocontrol, Corn, Entomology And Nematology, Gall Midge, IFAS, Lance Osborne, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Twospotted Spider Mite, UF

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

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds

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June 29, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Florida, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lance Osborne, Papaya, Wasp, Whitefly, Yingfang Xiao

Rosemary Loria appointed chair of UF plant pathology department

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May 31, 2011

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A Cornell University professor has been selected as chair of the University of Florida’s plant pathology department, UF officials announced today. Rosemary ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Cornell, IFAS, Jack Payne, Plant Pathology, Rosemary Loria

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

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April 18, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fish Lice, Goldfish, Koi, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Yanong

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