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Category: Invasive Species

UF/IFAS scientists find potential biological control for avocado-ravaging disease

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists believe they’ve found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state’s $54 million-a-year avocado industry. Red ambrosia… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher finds inexpensive, easy way to filter arsenic from water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic. Bin Gao’s team used iron-enhanced carbon cooked… Read More

Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species

    Photo cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More

UF/IFAS is crawling with excitement as annual Bug Week nears

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its second annual Bug Week May 19-23 with activities for students, families and bug lovers around the nation. “The UF… Read More

Study: UF/IFAS weed science program ranks high for research publishing

  Pigweed, pictured here, poses one of Florida’s biggest weed-management challenges. UF/IFAS photo by Thomas Wright GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Integrated weed management, or IWM, is a management option for crop producers who want to fight weeds… Read More