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UF-led research to help cope with parasitic nematodes, which cause $125B in crop losses worldwide

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August 24, 2022

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an emerging concern in agriculture: ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Evening, Genome, Nematodes, NSF, Parasitic Nematodes, Peter DiGennaro, Plant Breeding, Root-knot Nematodes, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA, Warming

Professor/farmer named director of Southwest Florida REC

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May 18, 2022

Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches. “On ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Citrus, Director, Diseases, Entomology And Nematology, Family Farm, Farms, J. Scott Angle, Michael Burton, Missouri State University, Pests, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center
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UF/IFAS scientists record first case of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed throughout U.S.

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April 18, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla –Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have recorded the first North American case of a harmful phytoplasma disease known for its threat to fruit, vegetable and ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #ufentnem, Brian Bahder, Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, Plant Pathology, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

UF/IFAS expert explains what to expect when midges invade your pond, lake

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April 6, 2022

Ponds and streams provide aesthetic and environmental benefits. They also provide breeding habitats for swarms of flying pests like midges. These mosquito-like pests often draw concern and confusion among crowds encountering them about ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Extension, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, News, William Kern

UF research verifies consumers want wildlife-friendly plants

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April 6, 2022

Consumers want to buy plants that enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with fauna in their landscapes, preliminary University of Florida research shows. To help meet consumer demand, UF/IFAS researchers want to assure consumers that those ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Bernie Mach, Caroline Nickerson, Consumers, Entomology And Nematology, Growers, Jaret Daniels, Laura Warner, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, Nurseries, Pollinator Friendly Plants, UF-certified, Urban Landscape Summit, Wildlife-friendly Plants

Termite season: UF/IFAS scientist answers common questions, corrects misconceptions

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March 30, 2022

Termite Awareness Week began March 13, just in time for swarming season.   Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in Fort Lauderdale conduct year-round research on the invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Entomology And Nematology, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Formosan Termites, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Urban Entomology
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TREC Research Report: Dr. Daniel Carrillo


March 15, 2022

Recently Vice President for UF/IFAS, Dr. J. Scott Angle, introduced some of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiatives being implemented at UF/IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center (TREC). Among the initiatives he mentioned was Dr. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniel Carrillo, Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Fly, Tropical Research And Education Center

Mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus love to bite non-native lizards: What’s next?

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February 20, 2022

West Nile virus and St. Louis encephalitis virus circulate among wild birds via mosquitoes, occasionally spilling over to infect humans, horses and other animals.  New research finds that some of the primary vectors of West Nile and ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Culex Nigripalpus, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Lawrence Reeves, Mosquito Research, News, St. Louis Encephalitis, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, West Nile Virus

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