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New chair: Andrew Short to lead UF entomology and nematology


December 1, 2022

Andrew Short joins the University of Florida as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS department of entomology and nematology. His tentative start date is May 15, 2023. Short will lead the highly ranked department of nearly 80 faculty members ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Andrew Short, Entomology And Nematology, News

Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center
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Director of UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory leads a team of scientists on the frontlines of mosquito research from Florida

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October 9, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. For Jorge Rey, science has been a lifelong passion. At the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), he is director of the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Heritage Month, Jorge Rey, Mosquito, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory
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What to know about mosquitoes and hurricane recovery

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September 30, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. After a hurricane, flooding and scattered debris that hold water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. “An increase in mosquito numbers can most likely ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Home Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Disaster Preparedness, Eva Buckner, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Hurricane, Hurricane Ian, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season, Hurricanes, Mosquitoes, Msoquito-borne Illness, Virus

Profesor de UF/IFAS y Especialista de Extensión Social del Año 2022 está a la vanguardia en el cultivo de variedades sostenibles de lechuga para Florida

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September 20, 2022

Para Germán Sandoya Miranda la pasión por la agricultura comenzó desde niño, mientras jugaba en las fincas de sus abuelos, en su tierra natal en la costa ecuatoriana. A medida que se acercaba a la edad adulta, estudiar agricultura fue ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Espanol, Extension Social, Herencia Hispana, Lechuga, UF/IFAS

This UF/IFAS assistant professor and 2022 Extension Specialist of the Year is at the forefront cultivating sustainable lettuce varieties for Florida

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September 20, 2022

Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace For Germán Sandoya Miranda, a lifelong passion for agriculture began when he was a child playing on his grandparents’ farms in his homeland of coastal Ecuador  As ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Diseases, Agricultural Pests, German Sandoya Miranda, Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Heritage Month, Lettuce, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding
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El Departamento de Extensión de UF/IFAS-Collier ofrece clases en español sobre el uso de pesticidas comerciales para obtener las licencias de aplicación de fertilizantes de FDACS

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September 19, 2022

El uso de pesticidas y fertilizantes puede ser perjudicial para los humanos, la vida silvestre y el medio ambiente. Debido a esta razón, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences (FDACS) solicita que los aplicadores comerciales ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Blog Community, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Césped, Espanol, Extension Social, Licencias, Pesticidas
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Científico de UF/IFAS desarrolla un método de detección para una enfermedad letal de las palmeras, el cual ahorra tiempo y dinero, además de salvar su propiedad

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September 14, 2022

Más de 65 especies de palmeras en los Estados Unidos son vulnerables a un hongo que causa la descomposición de la madera, lo que puede dañar o destruir las palmeras. El hongo, Ganoderma zonatum, causa la enfermedad letal conocida como ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: ADN, Braham Dhillon, Diagnostico, Fungi, Ganoderma, Ganoderma Zonatum, Hongo, Micología, Palmeras, PCR, Protocolo, UF/IFAS
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Global Food Systems Institute to take land-grant mission worldwide


August 29, 2022

The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute, which will expand the scope of the existing Food Systems Institute to achieve global preeminence in all three components of the land-grant mission. Created ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Adegbola Adesogan, Animal Sciences, ET And Vam York, Global Food Systems Institute, J. Scott Angle, News

UF-led research to help cope with parasitic nematodes, which cause $125B in crop losses worldwide

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August 24, 2022

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an emerging concern in agriculture: ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Evening, Genome, Nematodes, NSF, Parasitic Nematodes, Peter DiGennaro, Plant Breeding, Root-knot Nematodes, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA, Warming

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