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Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report


August 30, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re also an economic and health concern, say University of Florida researchers. July, August, and September are peak ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Florida, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Jonathan Day, Key West, Mosquito, Roxanne Connelly, St. Louis Encephalitis, University Of Florida, Vero Beach, West Nile

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes


August 29, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests -- by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology, Florida, Grape Root Borer, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Oscar Liburd, Richard Mankin, Univversity Of Florida, Usda, Will Sanders, Wine

UF Ordway Swisher finalized as site in large scale ecology project


August 2, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has officially partnered with a National Science Foundation-funded program to allow measurements and data collection related to the Earth’s ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: John Hayes, National Science Foundation, NEON, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

UF review suggests new approaches needed if biological control of termites to succeed


July 22, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It sounds like a pest control technician’s dream come true—eradicating hard-to-reach underground termite colonies by introducing small quantities of a pathogen ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Biocontrol, Chouvenc, Entomology And Nematology, Nan-yao Su, Pest, Termites

UF researchers find bacterial imbalances linked to deadly disease that strikes infants


June 30, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- New findings by the University of Florida may help lead to a cure for a deadly disease that primarily afflicts premature newborns. Necrotizing enterocolitis, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Emerging Pathogens Institute, Human Microbiome Project, Josef Neu, Microorganisms, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Premature Infant, Volker Mai

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds


June 29, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Florida, Greenhouse Tomatoes, Lance Osborne, Papaya, Wasp, Whitefly, Yingfang Xiao

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds


June 23, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution images. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida study. UF Institute ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Endangered, John Kappes, Katie Sieving, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Woodpecker

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