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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

The Green Scene “October”

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October 10, 2011

Recycling in the Garden Extension Agents often share ideas with each other which can be utilized both on the job and personally. I remember an Escambia Family and Consumer Sciences Agent telling me about a border in their office gardens that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

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October 6, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The improved ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Breeding, Gary Peter, Genetics, Matias Kirst, Pine, University Of Florida

The Green Scene “September”

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September 7, 2011

Recycling: Because it is the Right Thing to Do? I can’t think of many issues that have been more controversial in our county this year than county-wide trash and recycling. I certainly don’t have many answers but I wanted to take this ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “August”


August 8, 2011

Being Green: Learn to Preserve Food I have had such fun teaching people this spring and summer the basics of how to safely preserve food through small “canning parties” held in homes, church kitchens or at the Extension Office. There seems ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension, Water, Water Conservation

UF Ordway Swisher finalized as site in large scale ecology project

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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

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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

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

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June 23, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution images. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida study. UF ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Endangered, John Kappes, Katie Sieving, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Snakes, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Woodpecker

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