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UF/IFAS scientists seek to lure mosquitoes, build better surveillance system for southeast region with USDA-NIFA grant

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September 21, 2023

Mosquitoes’ sense of smell tells them when humans and wildlife are in biting distance, according to science. Over time, scientists have learned which types of scents and fragrances can lure mosquitoes best. Over the next two years, ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: BEACONS, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Dashboard, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Invasive Mosquito Surveillance, Invasive Species, Lindsay Campbell, Mosquito Biodiversity Enhancement And Control Of Non-native Species, Mosquito Traps, Mosquitoes, Native Species, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, USDA National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, USDA National Integrated Pest Management Roadmap, USDA-NIFA, Yoosook Lee
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Five ways to help honey bees

August 17, 2023

National Honey Bee Day is August 19, and there are many ways to support the powerhouse pollinators. “Honey bees are critically important to our food supply,” said Amy Vu, UF/IFAS Extension state specialized agent in the Honey Bee Research ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Amy Vu, Gardening, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Honey Bees, National Honey Bee Day, World Honey Bee Day

September 14: Learn science-based composting basics from UF/IFAS experts, industry leaders at workshop

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August 15, 2023

There are plenty of environmental and economic benefits of composting. It is gaining ground among consumers and industries because it helps keep food and yard debris from landfills thereby cutting methane gas emissions. Compost may also ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, Container Plants, Crop, Food Waste, Kenaf, Media, Mica McMillan, Organic Waste, Peat, Plant, Plant Nutrition, Recycle, Soil, Soil Erosion, Substrate, Sustainable, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Water Conservation

Aphids make tropical milkweed less inviting to monarch butterflies, study finds

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July 26, 2023

When oleander aphids infested tropical milkweed, monarch butterflies laid fewer eggs on the plant, and the caterpillars developing on those plants were slower to mature. The researchers will next investigate pest management options that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Adam Dale, Aphids, Bernie Mach, Entomology And Nematology, Jaret Daniels, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, News

Reporte sus mariposas atala aquí

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June 15, 2023

Creado por Ken Gioeli, agente especialista en recursos naturales y conservación del medio ambiente del departamento de Extensión de UF/IFAS del condado de St. Lucie.  La mariposa atala de Florida (Eumaeus atala Poey) es una hermosa mariposa ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Coontie, Espanol, Eumaeus Atala, INaturalist, Ken Gioeli, Mariposa, Poblaciones, Reporte De Avistamientos, Spanish

Un estudio de UF/IFAS conduce a avances sin precedentes en la comprensión de la enfermedad del bronceado letal en las palmeras

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May 31, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas del distrito sureste de UF/IFAS. El bronceado letal (LB, por sus siglas en inglés) es una enfermedad bacteriana que afecta a más de 20 especies de palmeras en el sur de ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Brian Bahder, Chicharrita, Compuestos Volatiles De Las Hojas Verdes, Control, Enfermedad Del Bronceado Letal, Enfermedades, Entomologia, Espanol, Estres, FLREC, Insecto, Insecto Vector, LB, Palmeras, Plameras, Senales, Sintomas, Spanish, UF/IFAS

Coming to fruition: Students reap real-life experience in Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden

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May 10, 2023

Luminous yellow squash, bright red turnips and blooming artichokes are just a few of the crops that were grown this spring in the Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden, an experiential learning garden for students. The flourishing fields sit ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden, Plant Diagnostic Center, Xin Zhao, Zack Black

Reimagining new home construction landscapes, backed by science

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May 2, 2023

UF/IFAS researchers have partnered with award-winning land developers in Central Florida to study the benefits of landscapes that move away from traditional turf lawns and instead incorporate drought-tolerant plants native to Florida. Studying ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, Compost, Native Plants, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Health, Turf Alternatives, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Urban Ecology, Urban Landscape Ecology, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Resources

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