Tag: Florida

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods are limited and… Read More

Sept. 18 Science Cafe talk will focus on UF/IFAS space biology research

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will lead the first Science Café of the fall, titled “Going Boldly: Astrobiology, Space Biology… Read More

Florida small farms conference slated for July 27-29

Click here for high resolution version. Caption at the bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference is a one-stop shop for anyone who has thought about starting a farm or supporting local foods…. Read More

This Leap Year, consider the resources Floridians use in one day

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With an extra day on the calendar this year— leap day — there’s time to stop and think about how much resource consumption occurs in one… Read More

Color is key in controlling flies, UF researchers find

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. Downloadable video is available at: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10837916/20120215_FlyTrap.zip GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As a carrier of as many as 100 types of germs, the common house fly is hardly as innocuous as… Read More

Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re also an economic and health concern, say University of Florida researchers. July, August, and September are peak months for mosquito… Read More

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests — by being good listeners. High-tech acoustic equipment makes it possible for them to… Read More

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds

Cutline at bottom. Click here for a high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide applications. Biological… Read More

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida’s war against citrus greening, producers face a new threat — the insects they’re fighting are becoming less sensitive to insecticides, according to a new… Read More