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image - samples of yellow nutsedge weed infected and non-infected by phytoplasma

UF/IFAS scientists record first case of harmful bacteria in ubiquitous weed throughout U.S.


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


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/IFAS, SFWMD ask residents to identify, report invasive snakes


March 2, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – Non-native snakes in Florida are spreading and growing in population. Some are considered invasive, threatening Florida’s environment, native wildlife, economy and public health, according to scientists at the University ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: #ivegot1.org, Anaconda, Burmese Python, Common Boa, Croc Docs, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Frank Mazotti, Invasive Snakes, Melissa Miller, Native Snakes, Northern African Python, Snakes, South Florida Water Management District, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center
image - Students work with surveying equipment in a geomatics course at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center's GCREC) Plant City, with Amr Abd-Elrahman, an associate professor of geomatics and principal investigator of the project. Photo courtesy UFIFAS Photography.

UF/IFAS receives nearly $1 million grant to engage more low-income students in geomatics


February 7, 2022

Geomatics is one of the most diverse fields of study. It offers a range of high-paying career opportunities, with a big demand for graduates in private and public sectors across industries worldwide. Geomatics is a STEM career field that ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Alison Adams, Amr Abd-Elrahman, Benjamin Wilkinson, Engineering And Mathematics, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Geomatics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hartwig Henry Hochmair, National Science Foundation, NSF S-STEM Program, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science, STEM, Technology, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center
image - formossan, west indian drywood and asian subterranean termites

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know


March 3, 2021

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Rudolg Scheffrahn, South Florida, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center
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UF study on termites’ evolution tells us they are much more than wood-eating roaches


January 11, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Go beyond our common perceptions of termites, like a University of Florida scientist did, and you’ll find they do much more than eat wood and destroy homes, other buildings and trees. Thomas Chouvenc, an assistant ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS FLREC
image- photochemical reactor - Dr. Myoseng Jang - students - HABs study on microcystin progression study

UF scientists show how long toxins produced by HABs of blue-green algae remain in the air


October 12, 2020

DAVIE, Fla. --- Rivers, lakes, and ponds are recreational destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and more. When cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) form releasing toxins into these freshwater systems, there can be harmful impacts ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Air Quality, Algae, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, HABs, Herbert Wertheim College Of Engineering, Microcystin, Myoseon Jang, UF IFAS Agronomy, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS SNRE, Water Institute, Water Quality

Florida Chapter of ISA Infuses UF/IFAS Arboriculture Research with $320K in Grants


November 8, 2019

DAVIE, Fla. --- A lethal plant hopper species is slowly killing our Florida landscape of palm trees. Meanwhile, there are wood-decaying fungi causing several urban tree species to develop root and trunk rot affecting their stability. While ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Arborists, Brian Bahder, Florida Chapter ISA, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Ganoderma, Invasive, ISA, Jason Smith, Lethal Bronzing, Palms, Root Rot, Southeast Florida, Trees, UF-IFAS

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