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UF researchers find natural product that boosts plant defense against root pests


June 28, 2012

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound to battle insect pests that plague gardeners and growers. The compound boosts crops’ resistance ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Diaprepes, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Larry Duncan, Nematodes, Pregeijerene, Stelinski, University Of Florida

Citrus greening bacterium may “ring the dinner bell” to attract insect


March 23, 2012

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. The bacterium responsible for citrus greening causes infected trees to give off a scent that rings the dinner bell for the disease-carrying insect, University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Entomology And Nematology, Greening, Methyl Salicylate, Psyllid, Stelinski

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows


February 18, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening—now, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS
Tags: Abandoned, Citrus, Entomology And Nematology, Greening, Groves, Psyllid, Stelinski

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