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Cicada Killer


October 7, 2009

This giant ground wasp, the Cicada Killer, hunts cicadas as a food source for their young. This giant wasp can dig a 4-foot burrow in the ground with several branches and cells. One to four cicadas are placed in each cell for the larvae to eat.The ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Insects

New UF-housed wildfire ‘strike team’ teaches safe burning techniques


August 12, 2009

Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When it comes to fighting fires, it's usually the guy with the hose that gets all the hero worship. But as ever-increasing temperatures and droughts bring a greater threat from ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops
Tags: Controlled Burn, Erick Smith, Firefighter, Linda Demetropoulos, Natural Areas Training Academy, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Parker Titus, Stephen Coates, The Nature Conservancy, Zachary Prusak

Tree Seminar


May 20, 2009

Developing A Healthy, Wind-Resistant Urban ForestWednesday, July 8, 2009Pinellas County Extension Service12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33774To register: https://pinellas.obsres.com/botanical/SelectDate.aspxSpeakers: Ed Gilman, Ph.D., University ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources

UF food scientists call for new science in food safety


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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