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UF helping develop insecticide to target malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In malaria-ridden parts of Africa, mosquito netting protects people from being infected while they sleep; now, a University of Florida entomologist wants to improve the netting by… Read More

Florida expert: Keep pets, livestock away from false parasol mushrooms

  Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. Downloadable broadcast video available at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10837916/20130502_PETPOISON.zip By Tom Nordlie, 352-273-3567,… Read More

UF breaks ground for new 7,800-square-foot Austin Cary Forest Learning Center

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new era began for the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation April 6 as ground was broken for the Austin Cary Forest… Read More

UF entomologist Roxanne Connelly leads American Mosquito Control Association

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When questions arise about mosquito control, University of Florida entomologist Roxanne Connelly is one of the state’s most sought-after experts. Now, that expertise has earned her the… Read More

Local food makes up 20 percent of Florida’s eat-at-home market, UF study shows

Baskets of okra offered for sale at a farmers’ market. UF/IFAS photo by Tyler L. Jones GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians are buying more food grown locally or regionally and retail sales are higher here than in other states,… Read More

Food, sustainability and climate change experts to speak in Gainesville April 2-3

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host a climate symposium April 2-3 that will feature leading authorities on food, sustainability and climate change. Registration has closed for the event, but members of the media are welcome… Read More

UF/IFAS Family Day at the Dairy Farm offers education, fun

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Milk may be sold in supermarkets, but it comes from cows – that’s the lesson being offered this Saturday at Family Day at the Dairy Farm, a… Read More

Huge, aggressive mosquito may be abundant in Florida this summer, UF/IFAS expert warns

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If mosquitoes were motorcycles, the species known as Psorophora ciliata would be a Harley-Davidson – big, bold, made in America and likely to be abundant in Florida… Read More

UF/IFAS expert: Female mosquitoes become savvy about other-species suitors

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Talk about meeting Mr. Wrong. Female yellow fever mosquitoes sometimes contend with the courtship and mating efforts of males from another, competing species – the Asian tiger… Read More