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Category: Natural Resources

UF forms task force to address Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse

Photo cutlines at bottom of page. Click here for high-resolution Karl Havens photo and here for high-res oyster bed photo. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, experts with the… Read More

Farm Bureau helps UF/IFAS get closer to fundraising goal for new learning center

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation received a $50,000 donation Wednesday from the Florida Farm Bureau to help rebuild… Read More

UF researchers find natural product that boosts plant defense against root pests

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound to battle insect pests that plague gardeners and growers. The compound boosts crops’ resistance… Read More

UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer

Image of synthesized lignin nanotubes GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time, University of Florida researchers have developed plant-based technology that could reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and may also help treat cancer. Known… Read More

Citrus greening bacterium may “ring the dinner bell” to attract insect

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. The bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that rings the dinner bell for the disease-carrying insect, University of Florida researchers… Read More