UF/IFAS Scientists Adapt Household Products to Dupe and Trap Deadly Disease-Carrying Insects in Africa
Mosquitoes transmit malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya virus. Monitoring these insects is critical to understanding when and where to control them and lessen the risk of human disease. Insect experts the world over use carbon dioxide, the...
2-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT
The lobsters create "behavioral immunity" that prevents them from contracting a deadly disease, a key finding for the $50 million a year Florida business, according to a new study co-authored by a UF/IFAS scientist.
1-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT
UF/IFAS fisheries Professor Mike Allen says officials could save $1 million a year in monitoring for invasive fish, knowing they can use tournament fish-catch data.
30-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT
Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But UF/IFAS scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, which can help reduce fat.
29-Jun-2015 8:05 AM EDT
University of Florida scientists have discovered how much water castor needs in order to grow in North Florida, a key finding in their efforts to determine the feasibility of producing castor in Florida for the first time since 1972.
22-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT
The U.S. House Science Committee will ask two UF/IFAS doctoral students and their supervisor, horticultural sciences Professor Kevin Folta, about genetically modified organisms. Their testimony will be June 25.
22-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT
University of Florida IFAS researchers are building new homes for the feral bees to save the birds.
19-Jun-2015 11:05 AM EDT
UF/IFAS creates phone app to help citrus farmers determine the best pesticide to use in the fight against citrus greening.
18-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher warned that a disease that has decimated Cavendish bananas in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia could be headed for the Western Hemisphere.
11-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Not every tick carries the lyme disease pathogen, says UF/IFAS Veterinary Entomologist Phil Kaufman, debunking one myth. Still, Floridians and others can contract tick-borne diseases, and he offers advice on dealing with them.
18-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT
Only one in six people successfully stay with a diet and exercise regimen that leads to better health. But because it's American Heart Month, a UF/IFAS expert offers tips on how to eat and exercise for the long term.
6-Feb-2015 9:00 AM EST
26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST
Professor William Messina with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is an expert on Cuba's economy.
17-Dec-2014 2:00 PM EST
UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST
8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT
A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT