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image - UF/IFAS FMEL undergraduate student Ahsley Malcolm conducts mosquito collection in the field for the survey.

Majority of Florida mosquito species are understudied, UF/IFAS survey illustrates


August 11, 2021

There are 66 Florida mosquito control districts that suppress mosquito species populations by using integrated mosquito control methods. A survey of the Sunshine State’s mosquito control districts has shed light on a variety of species ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Dengue, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Entomology And Nematology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Florida Mosquito COntrol Districts, Malaria, Mosquito Research, Mosquitoes, New Mosquito Species, News, UF/IFAS, West Nile, West Nile Virus, Zika
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Container mosquitoes on your property? UF/IFAS scientists help you identify


June 22, 2021

Simple yard accessories hold standing water can serve as habitats for the immature stages of mosquitoes. Known as container mosquitoes because of the small aquatic habitats they dwell in until adulthood, they include several invasive species ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aedes Aegypti, Container Mosquitoes, Entomology, Eva Buckner, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Mosquitoes, Phil Lounibos, Zika

UF/IFAS faculty to use $141M in research funding to improve corn, manage citrus greening, suppress mosquito-borne diseases and more


September 2, 2020

Scientists at UF/IFAS are using this year’s allotment of $141 million in research funding to develop better sweet corn, improve cow-calf breeding, make further progress toward controlling citrus greening disease and more. Robert Gilbert, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Sciences, Citrus Greening Disease, Cow-calf, Funding, Grants, Horticultural Sciences, Microbiology And Cell Science, Mosquitoes, Nifa, Peppers, Plant Pathology, Research, Robert Gilbert, Sweet Corn, Usda

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts


May 28, 2020

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals and insects to feed and maintain; ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Health & Nutrition, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blueberry, Blueberry Breeding Program, Chelsea Smartt, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Dail Laughinghouse, Damian Adams, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Endangered Species, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Harmful Algal Blooms, Hemp Research, Horticultural Sciences, Larry Duncan, Maria Silveira, Mosquitoes, Nematology, Patricio Munoz, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Research, Robert Fletcher, Robert Gilbert, Snail Kite, Toxic Algae, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Water Quality, Zachary Brym

UF Experts Provide Educational Resources on Mosquito-Related Issues


July 29, 2019

By Sydney Honeycutt GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- New educational resources from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences covering mosquito-related topics are now available for teachers to download and use in their classrooms. The ... READ MORE

Category: Curriculum, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Center For Public Issues Education, Entomology And Nematology, Mosquito, Mosquitoes, Prevent & Protect

UF Graduate Students Utilize “Skype in the Classroom” to Teach the Science of Mosquitoes, Careers in Entomology


April 2, 2019

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Now middle and high school student across the globe will have an opportunity to hear directly from scientists at the University of Florida about how they are working to prevent mosquito-borne ... READ MORE

Category: NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, CALS, Center For Public Issues Education, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Entomology And Nematology, Mosquitoes, News

Mosquitoes Prey on Beneficial Barn Owl Nestlings, But Permethrin Can Help


March 13, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Barn owls make their homes in boxes put up by farmers in South Florida. The growers like the owls because they eat rodents that would otherwise munch on their sugarcane, sweet corn and rice. Researchers with the University ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management
Tags: Barn Owls, Bill Kern, Caroline Efstathion, Entomology And Nematology, Everglades Agricultural Area, Mosquitoes, Nathan Burkett-Cadena, Permethrin, Rice, Rodents, Sugarcane, Sweet Corn

UF/IFAS CALS Student and Faculty Lead Mosquito Ecology and Control Workshop in Honduras, Leading to Future Research Collaborations


January 10, 2019

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Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, Chikungunya, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Dengue, Entomology And Nematology, Mosquitoes, Zika

UF/IFAS Entomologist Urges Precautions Against Mosquito-Borne Viruses


September 6, 2018

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 ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: CDC, DEET, Eastern Equine Encaphalitis, Entomology, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Jonathan Day, Mosquitoes, Protective Clothing, Sentinel Chickens, Viruses, West Nile Virus

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