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New chair: Andrew Short to lead UF entomology and nematology


December 1, 2022

Andrew Short joins the University of Florida as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS department of entomology and nematology. His tentative start date is May 15, 2023. Short will lead the highly ranked department of nearly 80 faculty members ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Andrew Short, Entomology And Nematology, News

UF study: UV lamps can control strawberry pest

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November 29, 2022

With about 11,000 acres -- mostly in west-central Florida -- strawberries are worth $399 million annually in Florida. That represents 10% of the national strawberry value and most of the domestically produced winter crop in the United States. Those ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mite Eggs, Natalia Peres, Night, Plant Pathology, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Twospotted Spider Mite, UV Lights

Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

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

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