FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- Florida citrus and nursery growers need to develop proactive management plans for Lebbeck mealybug, an invasive pest that can cost the fruit and ornamental industries thousands of dollars in damages to fruit trees and ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla --- A Ph.D. student has won a global award for her work to prevent an invasive tree from encroaching on Florida’s natural landscapes.Sara Salgado studies at the UF/IFAS Norman C. Hayslip Biological Control Research and ... READ MORE
A Question and Answer format interview with Dr. Matthew Thomas, who leads the young UF/IFAS Invasion Science Research Institute Q: In your presentation, “Introduction to the Invasion Science Research Institute,” you stated that you will ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---To usher in National Invasive Species Awareness Week, scientists in Florida—the epicenter of invasive plant and insect infestations—will host Matthew Thomas, a leader who was hired to head the more than 120 ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla. --- As a child in a Boston suburb, Nicole Quinn was oft outdoors. She marveled over trees, water and dirt -- and how everything was interdependent. She would turn over rocks to examine insects and worms as they worked in ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.--- A local University of Florida graduate student fostered an ability to teach school children that a group of insects would probably take down one of Florida’s most invasive trees.
The Southern IPM Center recognized ... READ MORE
Vero Beach resident and University of Florida scientist wins international and national awardsMay 19, 2022By: Robin Koestoyo, 772-453-0516 (mobile, texting) email: email@example.comFORT PIERCE, Fla.--- A scientist last year garnered an international ... READ MORE
Q. You love teaching, and you love biological control. What brought you to the point of pursuing a Ph.D. in entomology?
A. I’ve wanted to pursue my Ph.D. since getting my master’s in Entomology in 2012. I don’t think I ever intended ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla.---Pasco Avery introduced scientists, Florida crop growers and graduate students to fungi that control crop pests. A highly trained scientist who supports local youth science education, Avery was selected as one of the first ... READ MORE
FORT PIERCE, Fla. ---A scientist at the front line of Florida’s war with invasive plants will be honored by the International Organization for Biological Control Nearctic Regional Section.
The IOBC-NRS will recognize Carey Minteer as the ... READ MORE