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
When: Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m.
Where: The UF/IFAS Plant Diagnostic Center, University of Florida campus, 2570 Hull Road in Gainesville
The plant doctors are in the house, and they want to invite media in to see how persistent ... READ MORE
The spotting of a new predatory hornet in Georgia could mean trouble for Florida’s imperiled honey bees if it spreads further South.
To track the spread of the yellow-legged hornet, scientifically named Vespa velutina, UF/IFAS honey bee ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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