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


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 studies show promise for biological control methods against insect


February 2, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations. But the ants’ social behaviors — such as hauling ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ants, Biocontrols, Fungi, Keyhani, Mosquitoes, Nemat Keyhani, Pereira, PLoS One, Red Imported Fire Ants, Roberto Pereira

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say


November 15, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cactus Bug, Everglades, Facebook, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, Robert Fletcher, Snail Kite, Social Network, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

New IFAS study shows corn plants help control major mite pest


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

UF Ordway Swisher finalized as site in large scale ecology project


August 2, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has officially partnered with a National Science Foundation-funded program to allow measurements and data collection related to the Earth’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: John Hayes, National Science Foundation, NEON, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

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


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

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