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Rosemary Loria appointed chair of UF plant pathology department


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 study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.


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

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers


January 27, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Livestock
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Gratiana Boliviana, Julio Medal, Tropical Soda Apple

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