The dengue virus (DENV) is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a species that remains a source of frustration for mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists, and ecologists.
As a virus that poses a public health risk impacting ... READ MORE
Pests can cause devastating impacts to a hemp crop. The first step to tackle a pest problem is to identify the unwelcome intruder. A new UF/IFAS hemp pest identification tool takes the guesswork out of identifying some of the potential Florida ... READ MORE
UF will hold its first Ram Test and Sale event on Oct. 2, starting at 8 a.m.
A gift from a Florida sheep farmer will support upgrades to the UF/IFAS Sheep Unit and allow researchers to expand the UF sheep and goat herds
These enhancements ... READ MORE
Lethal yellowing (LY) and lethal bronzing (LB) have had devastating effects on palm trees across landscapes and nurseries throughout Florida and the Caribbean.
University of Florida scientists at the Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- The next key to winning the battle against citrus diseases such as citrus canker may be in the tiniest microbes that live inside the citrus tree. University of Florida researchers hope to discover how these microbes may ... READ MORE
For the first time in United States history, the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes is taking place in the Florida Keys through Spring 2022.
The pilot projects involve the permitted release of adult Aedes aegypti, also ... READ MORE
IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases.
From 2017-2020, ... READ MORE
LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- In the ongoing race to find a solution to the devastating citrus greening disease, University of Florida scientists may find the path to the future by looking to the past.
In a new study, published in Nature Communications, ... READ MORE
BALM, Fla. --- For a few years, University of Florida plant pathologist Natalia Peres has used an ultraviolet light system to thwart strawberry pathogens. Peres even published a study this year that showed the system helps control powdery mildew.
Two ... READ MORE
BALM, Fla. --- For two years, University of Florida scientists across the Sunshine State have studied whether hemp can serve as a viable alternative crop for Florida farmers.
One of the first steps to determining the economic feasibility of ... READ MORE