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The early bird gets…the truffle? UF researchers show birds hunt for the fungi, too

October 28, 2021

Scientists used to think that only mammals sought out truffles, but a new study shows that birds also pursue these underground fungi. The researchers collected the feces of two common ground-dwelling bird species in Patagonia and found ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Fungi, Matt Smith, News, Plant Pathology, Truffles

UF-led team receives Keck grant to study fungal infections spread by wildfire smoke

August 3, 2021

A multidisciplinary team of scientists will study how wildfire smoke spreads fungi that can affect human health, using artificial intelligence to predict future threats This will be the first study of its kind in a new scientific field: ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Health & Nutrition, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Fungi, Jason Smith, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Wildfire

Global group recognizes UF/IFAS engineer for strawberry spray app

January 13, 2021

Now that we’re knee-deep in strawberry season, many growers owe Clyde Fraisse and Natalia Peres a debt of gratitude. About a decade ago, Peres saw a need for a fungicide decision-support tool. Farmers sprayed about every week to control strawberry ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Alerts, App, Award, Clyde Fraisse, Decision-support Tool, Fungi, Fungicide, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Strawberries, Strawberry Advisory System, World Meteorological Organization

UF/IFAS researcher helps to unravel mysteries of fungi biodiversity

December 12, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Scientists have long tracked the migratory patterns of monarch butterflies, studied the longevity of the redwoods and know how the melting of the ice caps is affecting polar bears. But, until now, it has been difficult ... READ MORE

Tags: Fungi, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Matthew E. Smith, University Of Florida

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

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