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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
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UF/IFAS ranks high among national, international peers


November 1, 2022

As the University of Florida is once again ranked as a top five public university, UF/IFAS continues to gain recognition for excellence in the agricultural sciences. U.S. News and World Report ranks agricultural sciences at UF as No. 4 in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #AI, AAAS Fellows, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Global Food Systems Institute, Invasion Science Research Institute, News, Rankings, Research Expenditures, SEEDIT

El Festival de Otoño del Departamento de Extensión de UF/IFAS en St. Lucie: una comunidad en crecimiento

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October 10, 2022

¿Busca un evento de otoño que supere el tradicional huerto de calabazas? No olvide marcar su calendario el sábado 15 de octubre, de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m. cuando ocurrirá el Festival de Otoño del Departamento de Extensión Social de UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Actividades, Departamento De Extension, Espanol, Fall Festival, Festival, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Programa De Voluntarios, Programas, Spanish, Talleres
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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

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 Medical Entomology Laboratory (FMEL), a training and research center in Vero ... 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

Agricultural ‘quarantine’ explained, with two Florida counties under such orders


July 11, 2022

Two Florida counties were put under quarantine in recent weeks, but this has nothing to do with COVID-19. An agricultural quarantine is intended to prevent the spread of invasive species, but the protocols are unrelated to restrictions put ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agricultural Quarantine, Giant African Land Snail, Invasive Species, Oriental Fruit Fly, Pasco County, Pinellas County, Quarantine, Whitney Elmore
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Invasive plants can threaten native species by changing seasonal animal behavior


June 15, 2022

Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well. Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cogongrass, Cotton Rat, Jesse Borden, Longleaf Pine, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF scientist helps perfect tool to reduce invasive species worldwide

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May 31, 2022

A University of Florida scientist is working with a global research team to help control plants, animals and fish before they become invasive. To do this, resource managers first need protocols. In addition to preserving natural, native fishing ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Aquatic Invasives, Fisheries, Global, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Jeff Hill, Protocols, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
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A new study outlines the do’s and don’ts of managing invasive lionfish


May 24, 2022

Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish cause problems when introduced to areas outside their native range. Two invasions are underway: one in the western Atlantic, and one in the Mediterranean Sea. Now scientists are applying lessons learned ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Lionfish, Nature Coast Biological Station

Termite season: UF/IFAS scientist answers common questions, corrects misconceptions

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March 30, 2022

Termite Awareness Week began March 13, just in time for swarming season.   Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) in Fort Lauderdale conduct year-round research on the invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Entomology And Nematology, Formosan Subterranean Termites, Formosan Termites, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Urban Entomology

Nature lovers identify hundreds of plant species at DeLuca Preserve BioBlitz

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March 8, 2022

Nearly 100 nature lovers flocked to the DeLuca Preserve to scout the property for animals and plants that live on the expanse. Visitors documented 1,600 sightings, and within those, observed 345 species. The “BioBlitz,” as it’s called, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, DeLuca, DeLuca Preserve, INaturalist, INaturalist App

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