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UF/IFAS scientists find viruses that might help control insect that causes citrus greening


March 5, 2020

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- University of Florida scientists are working toward establishing a new biological method that may help farmers control the insect that transmits the deadly greening disease into citrus trees. Greening is present in about ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Asian Citrus Psyllid, Biological Control, Citrus Greening, Ozgur Batuman, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Viruses

UF/IFAS entomologist to present history of vegetable pests, sees hope with collaboration


February 17, 2020

About the time Hugh Smith was a graduate student in entomology and nematology at the University of Florida, his academic department was housed on the top floor of McCarty Hall in Gainesville. Steinmetz Hall, the department’s current location, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hugh Smith, Steinmetz Hall, Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl, Vegetable Pests, Viruses

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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