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


December 2, 2014

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 ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease
Tags: Avocados, Daniel Carrillo, Laurel Wilt, Redbay Ambrosia Beetle

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


November 4, 2014

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 from hickory chips, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Bin Gao, Biochar, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, University Of Florida

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