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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

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

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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

UF food scientists call for new science in food safety

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May 19, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some University of Florida food scientists say U.S. food safety procedures need to get out of the 1960s and into the era of biotechnology. Back then, America's scientists devised a system to ensure astronauts' food stayed ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Food Safety, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS
Tags: Anita Wright, Bacteria, Biofilms, Biotechnology, Food Safety, Genetics, HACCP, Maria Gallo, Max Teplitski, Microbiology

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