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Research Update: Detection of Lotmaria passim, Crithidia mellificae and Replicative Forms of Deformed Wing Virus and Kashmir Bee Virus in the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)  

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on small hive beetles and their ability to transmit honey bee pathogens. Below is a summary of the research… Read More

UF/IFAS Year-End Giving

We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to Going Greater in 2022.  In this season of giving, please consider supporting an area of… Read More

Kaolin and Limonene as Repellents for Whitefly Management In Vegetables

Dr. Xavier Martini Department of Entomology UF/IFAS North Florida REC Due to the development of insecticide resistance and difficulties in whitefly management with conventional insecticides, significant agricultural research has been aimed at identifying alternative strategies. Dr. Martini is… Read More

Insecticide targeting juvenile mosquitoes can enhance Zika transmissions

Insecticide resistance among the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains a source of frustration for public health and mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists and ecologists. Known as the yellow fever mosquito, this species poses a public health risk because it… Read More

Fungicide Assessment for Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management

Gary Vallad Plant Pathology Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts extensive pressure on the… Read More

Congratulations Dr. Court, a Wells Fargo Extension Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Christa Court as the recipient of a 2021 Wells Fargo Extension Professional and Enhancement Award! Dr. Court is an Assistant Professor of Regional Economics and Director of the UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program in the… Read More

Communicating relevant, real-time red tide events, Florida Sea Grant report explains

When it comes to knowing when and where red tides are taking place, communication is key to residents, tourists, businesses, news media and legislators. Florida red tide, a naturally occurring event in the Gulf of Mexico, is caused… Read More

Majority of Florida mosquito species are understudied, UF/IFAS survey illustrates

There are 66 Florida mosquito control districts that suppress mosquito species populations by using integrated mosquito control methods. A survey of the Sunshine State’s mosquito control districts has shed light on a variety of species that are understudied…. Read More

Mark your calendars for One Night in the Tropics on November 6 – A UF/IFAS event for graduate housing

In the heart of Homestead sits a site that is unique to the fabric of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) known as the Tropical Research and Education Center. On Nov. 6, the… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: August 2021

Honey beekeeping management practices for your Florida apiary in August: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management… Read More