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Beneficial bacteria control effects of Southern corn rust, aflatoxin in silage, UF/IFAS researchers find

October 4, 2012

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Corn silage is an important dairy feed but it sometimes harbors an unwelcome addition – Southern corn rust, a fungal disease that thrives under hot, humid conditions. ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Food Safety, Invasive Species, Livestock, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Adesogan, Aflatoxin, Bacteria, Corn, Dairy, Rust, Silage

UF/IFAS experts find feral hog control efforts often fail, now investigating why

August 14, 2012

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Feral hogs wreak havoc on Florida’s natural areas but a new University of Florida study shows that control measures often fail; now, researchers are investigating ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Forests, Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease
Tags: Feral, Gioeli, Hog, Huffman, Invasive, Trap

UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

April 18, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The lack of legal ways to eliminate fish lice is frustrating for goldfish and koi enthusiasts, but ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fish Lice, Goldfish, Koi, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, Yanong

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

January 27, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Livestock
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Gratiana Boliviana, Julio Medal, Tropical Soda Apple

New technique for vulture population estimates could aid control efforts, UF researcher says

May 5, 2009

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For months, Erik Anderson tried to persuade a flock of vultures to stop roosting at Santa Fe College's main campus in northwest Gainesville. In the end, the vultures ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Birds, Formula, Lethal Control, Michael Avery, Population, Vulture, Wildlife

Ropin’ in the Swamp

April 9, 2009

In this photo released from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Justin Johnson of Live Oak, Fla., left, and Derrick Davis of Callahan, Fla. rope a steer at the Ropin' in the Swamp competition at UF's Horse ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS
Tags: Cows, Horses

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