Tag: entomology

Kaolin Clay May Be Viable Option to Protect Citrus Trees from Asian Citrus Psyllid, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida citrus growers have begun taking notice of kaolin clay, a powdery white compound, because it can cause Asian citrus psyllids to “not take notice” of their groves. Long used to protect… Read More

UF Study: Large Termite Colonies Less Vulnerable to Sprays Than Baits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Liquid sprays don’t control large subterranean termite colonies as well as baits, giving more credence to the benefits of baits as a way to minimize the bugs’ damage to structures, a new University of Florida… Read More

UF/IFAS launches new podcast for citrus producers

By Ruth Borger GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Southeast AgNet are partnering to provide the latest news on citrus-related research in a monthly podcast. The podcast, “All in for… Read More

UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida entomologist urges Floridians to protect themselves against biting mosquitoes because of unusually high levels of mosquito-borne virus transmission to sentinel chickens, horses and humans so far this summer. “Floridians need to… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts Explore Multiple Strategies to Control New Palm Disease

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Home and business owners should use an antibiotic to help limit a new disease threatening certain species of Florida palm trees, a University of Florida scientist says. Lethal bronzing is killing palm species known as… Read More

World-recognized UF termite bait inventor chosen for pest management hall of fame

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — World-renowned University of Florida entomologist Nan-Yao Su came up with the idea for a termite-baiting system when he was a graduate student. Now, his peers in the pest management industry are recognizing Su for the… Read More

UF study: If termites eat bait for one day, they die within 90

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Termites that feed on a well-known bait for one day are eventually doomed, which is good news for those who want to protect their property from the destructive pest, a University of Florida entomologist says…. Read More

UF study: Disease-carrying mosquitoes abound in deforested lands

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most disease-transmitting mosquito species live in deforested areas, a finding that may influence decisions on where and when to cut down trees, a new University of Florida study shows. Deforestation occurs when people remove trees… Read More