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UF/IFAS experts give tips to manage the eastern lubber grasshopper, which can damage plants, citrus and vegetables

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April 10, 2024

Eastern lubber grasshoppers are out in force throughout the Southeast, including some parts of Florida. They’re munching away on landscape plants, citrus and vegetable crops, while gardeners and growers are trying to minimize the damage. These ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Crop Damage, Eastern Lubber Grasshopper, Gardens, Norm Leppla, Pest Management, Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County, Vegetables

What’s next for UF/IFAS scientists on the Burmese python telemetry scout project?

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April 2, 2024

Highlights: Burmese python breeding season is in full swing in the Florida Everglades. For a team of scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), this ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Biology, Brandon Welty, Breeding, Burmese Python, Clutch, CROC Docs, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Florida Everglades, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Institute, Invasive Species, Melissa Miller, Python Telemetry Scout Project, Radio Telemetry, South Florida, South Florida Water Management District, U.S. Geological Survey, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Wildlife Biologist
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Florida OJ industry weathers compounding pressures

Megan Winslow
March 25, 2024

A significant portion of consumers are drawn to Florida’s iconic drink despite recent economic setbacks, a study of the state’s orange juice industry by University of Florida researchers reveals. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agribusiness, Ask IFAS, Citrus Greening Disease, Crops, Florida Agricultural Marketing Research Center, Florida Department Of Citrus, Huanglongbing, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Irma, Marisa Zansler, Market, Megan Winslow, OJ, Orange Juice, Research, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences

Unlocking the secrets of mites: Agricultural acarology workshop aims to increase expertise in this emerging science

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March 25, 2024

Mites are arachnids that are found in almost every environment with more than 55,000 described species worldwide. Some mites are classified as pests, while others are beneficial. Those who study mites are known as acarologists. Fewer ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Acarology, Alexandra Revynthi, Arachnids, Biological Control Practitioners, Daniel Carrillo, Entomology And Nematology, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Mites, News, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS TREC, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
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UF/IFAS researchers review alternatives to prescribed burning

Megan Winslow
March 19, 2024

Each year, the Florida Forest Service authorizes about 88,000 prescribed burns by landowners and public agencies on more than 2.1 million acres of land. Objectives include promoting healthy regeneration of vegetation, controlling disease among ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: And Geomatics Sciences, Burn, Chopping, Fire, Fisheries, Florida Forest Service, Grazing, Hand Felling, Herbicide, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Land Management, Megan Winslow, Michael Andreu, Mowing, Mulching, Prescribed Burn, Prescribed Fire, School Of Forest, Timber, Timber Harvesting, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Wildfire

Monitoring and measuring biodiversity require more than just numbers; scientists advocate for change

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March 19, 2024

Human actions influence the success and how species spread throughout geographic locations. This is why monitoring wildlife biodiversity is critical for scientists and policymakers to understand and preserve the present state of ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Crops, Events, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Absolute Abundance, Biodiversity, Citizen Scientists, Conservation, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, Relative Abundance, Research, Study, Trends And Ecology Evolution, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, University Of Florida, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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UF/IFAS research: Can artificial intelligence outsmart invasive species?

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February 29, 2024

Argentine black and white tegus are large non-native invasive lizards posing a threat to the biodiversity and natural balance of Florida’s ecosystems. Tegus have a diverse diet including fruits, vegetables, insects, small animals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: #AI, @TheCrocDocs, AI Trap, Argentine Black And White Tegu, Artificial Intelligence, CROC Docs, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Institute, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Research, Jenna Cole, Melissa Miller, News, Research, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, University Of Florida, World Vision Systems

Ferrell to serve as agronomy department interim chair

Megan Winslow
February 27, 2024

Jay Ferrell will return to a leadership role at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) agronomy department, this time as interim chair, effective March 1. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Gopal Kalkani, IFAS, Jason Ferrell, Jay Ferrell, Megan Winslow, Pesticide Information Office, Robert Gilbert, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Working In The Weed

Unlocking the heat in mosquito modeling: Exploring disease transmission under climate change

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February 26, 2024

Thermal adaptation is the ability for organisms to adjust their life history traits as the temperature changes. In the case of mosquitoes, these traits can determine their risk of transmitting mosquito-borne diseases and how this risk might ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Aedes Aegypti, CDC, Chikungunya Virus, Climate Change, Dengue, Environment, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Institute, ISRI, Malaira, Modeling, Models, Mosquito, Mosquito-borne Disease, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Nina Dennington, Thermal Adaptation, Thermal Tolerance, UF/IFAS Research, Yellow Fever Mosquito, Zika

UF/IFAS invasion science website now live, amplifies citizen science participation in Snake Lungworm Alliance & Monitoring

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February 22, 2024

A non-native lung parasite, Raillietiella orientalis, has reportedly spread across 25 counties in Florida, posing a threat to native snakes and other wildlife. The University of Florida Invasion Science Research Institute (ISRI) has unveiled ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida, Invasion Science Research Institute, Invasive Species, ISRI, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Natural Resources, News, Paul Evans, Snake Lungworm Alliance & Monitoring, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida

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