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Category: Natural Resources

UF Oyster Recovery Team updates Apalachicola producers, leaders on recovery project

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Apalachicola-area oystermen and community leaders received a progress report Thursday from University of Florida scientists working to remediate the area’s oyster population collapse. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and leader… Read More

Push-pull approach could keep Western flower thrips off peppers, UF/IFAS researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Repelling Western flower thrips from Florida’s bell peppers could be as simple as giving the insects… Read More

Tunnel technology could help Florida blueberry growers, UF/IFAS study suggests

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protecting Florida’s $80 million blueberry crop from freeze damage is always a wintertime challenge, but a University of Florida study shows that structures… Read More

Crazy ant control strategies taking shape for UF/IFAS researchers

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Their name is comical, but when crazy ants infest a neighborhood it’s no laughing matter. The fast-moving, invasive insects are present in Florida… Read More

New UF/IFAS video series shows how to increase sustainability in plant nurseries

Click here for image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Many plant nurseries in Florida have adopted sustainable practices, and the University of Florida is looking to help even more do so with a new… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods… Read More

Beneficial bacteria control effects of Southern corn rust, aflatoxin in silage, UF/IFAS researchers find

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Corn silage is an important dairy feed but it sometimes harbors an unwelcome addition – Southern corn rust, a fungal disease that… Read More

UF/IFAS study shows banker plants can protect greenhouse crops from whiteflies, thrips

  Cutlines at bottom GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Keeping valuable greenhouse crops safe from whiteflies and thrips may become easier for producers, thanks to a new study on banker plants from the University of Florida and… Read More