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The sound of success! UF helps residents rid yards of coral ardisia


March 1, 2018

By Susan Gildersleeve GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When a weed is completely uprooted, the sound it makes is distinctive and satisfying: audible proof that, thanks to your effort, a noxious plant has just released its grip on the soil. The sound is ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Coral Ardisia, IFAS, Invasive Species, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News, Pest

UF researcher: Toxic Cane toad can kill your pet


February 27, 2018

By: Sheila Marie Shaw Media Contact: Samantha Murray, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – That croaking you hear at night might not be your run-of-the-mill frog. In fact, it might even be one deadly enough to kill your dog. ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Bufo Toad, Cane Toad, IFAS, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News, Wildlife Ecology

UF researchers work feverishly to manage south Florida’s biggest threat: Invasive termites


February 26, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Subterranean termites cause about $32 billion in damage worldwide. In fact, researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences predict two of the most invasive subterranean termite species ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Hybrid Species, IFAS, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News, South Florida, Termites

UF marks National Invasive Species Week from Feb. 26 to March 2


February 26, 2018

UF highlights battles against pests during National Invasive Species Awareness Week GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida agriculture loses an estimated $179 million annually to invasive species. This comes as no surprise to researchers with the University ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, EVENTS, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Extension, Invasive Pests, Invasive Species, National Invasive Species Awareness Week, News

UF/IFAS Celebrates Black History Month


February 19, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, we will be sharing stories of UF/IFAS faculty and staff throughout February. Dr. Fitzroy "Roy" Beckford Dr. Fitzroy “Roy” Beckford, grew up on a farm in Jamaica, and grew to love the feel of the soil ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Black History Month, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Lee County, Marie Thomas, News, Roy Beckford, Sally Williams

Plants, Gardening and You course hands out 50,000th plant to students


February 1, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida professor David Clark has given away enough plants to fill a stadium. On Thursday, Jessica Finkel a senior public relations student in the UF marching band was the lucky recipient of the 50,000th plant: ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Turf, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, David Clark, News, Plants Gardening And You, Steve Spurrier

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