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


July 19, 2012

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 a ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Austin Cary Forest, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Farm Bureau, Florida Farm Bureau, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jack Payne, John Hoblick, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tim White, University Of Florida

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


June 28, 2012

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Diaprepes, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Larry Duncan, Nematodes, Pregeijerene, Stelinski, University Of Florida

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


March 29, 2012

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Bioethanol, Biofuel, Biorefinery, Cancer, Ethanol, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Lignin, Lignin Nanotubes, Luisa Amelia Dempere, Nanotechnology, Sugarcane, Sweet Sorghum, University Of Florida, Wilfred Vermerris

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


March 23, 2012

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Entomology And Nematology, Greening, Methyl Salicylate, Psyllid, Stelinski

UF studies show promise for biological control methods against insect


February 2, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations. But the ants’ social behaviors — such as hauling ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Ants, Biocontrols, Fungi, Keyhani, Mosquitoes, Nemat Keyhani, Pereira, PLoS One, Red Imported Fire Ants, Roberto Pereira

Citrus greening costs $3.63 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs, new UF study shows


January 24, 2012

Since 2006, the bacterial disease citrus greening has cost Florida’s economy an estimated $3.63 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs by reducing orange juice production, according to a new study from the University of Florida’s Institute ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease
Tags: Citrus, Economics, Greening, Hlb, Hodges, Juice, Oranges, Spreen

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say


November 15, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cactus Bug, Everglades, Facebook, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, Robert Fletcher, Snail Kite, Social Network, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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