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UF/IFAS Scientists: Sterilize Tools Before Pruning Canary Island Date Palms to Prevent Lethal Fungal Disease

While this pathogen is not new to Florida, this is the first report of it infecting the wild date palm. The good news is that you can prevent the spread of F. oxysporum f. sp. canariensis most of the time by sterilizing pruning tools prior to...
31-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Researchers Awarded National Science Foundation Grants to Study Animals, Insects and Plants in Their Environment


The funds are paying for projects to enable innovative biological research and foster collaborations using data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a groundbreaking, continent-wide observatory that allows scientists to...
28-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Forestry Professor Earns Top Global Award

Eric J. Jokela, a professor of silviculture – managing and producing better forests -- and forest nutrition will receive the Barrington Moore Memorial Award in Biological Science by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Since 1955, this annual...
28-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Threats Prompt Reallocation of Biotech Education Funds

The University of Florida will re-allocate a donation intended to improve the public’s understanding of science after public threats to the researcher.
27-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

If You Build It They Will Come: Frogs Flourish in Manmade Ponds

A new study published in the journal, Urban Ecosystems, shows that frogs have begun to use manmade ponds to their benefit.
27-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mating with the Wrong Insect May Cut Yellow Fever Mosquito Populations

Asian tiger mosquitoes can drive down yellow fever mosquito populations when the female chooses the wrong male with which to mate, UF/IFAS scientists say. Both insects transmit chikungunya and dengue, dangerous diseases affecting millions of people...
27-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientist to Spread Knowledge at World Avocado Congress

With the laurel wilt pathogen threatening the Florida avocado industry, a UF/IFAS tropical fruit scientist will lend his expertise at the September meeting in Lima, Peru. The avocado industry, which is estimated to have a $100 million dollar a year...
27-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UF/IFAS Scientists: Keep Your Dogs Out of Warm Lakes

Animals, including dogs and horses, can contract pythiosis from swimming spores. About 10 cases of humans getting sick from this disease have also been reported in the U.S.
25-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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UF/IFAS Expert Urges Returning College Students to Read, Know Their Lease

As thousands of college students across America return to school for the fall, a UF/IFAS financial expert has quick, simple advice: Read the apartment lease. To some, reviewing the lease may seem obvious; to others, it may seem onerous. But...
6-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Researcher: Americas May be Hit by Catastrophic Banana Disease

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

Tips to Handle Those Rare Florida Tick-Borne Diseases

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

Sticking with a Healthy Heart Plan


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

A UF/IFAS Expert Can Answer Your Questions on How Chikungunya Is Transmitted

26-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

The Call for Normalized Relations with Cuba: An Economic Perspective

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

Spiders 101

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Lisa Taylor explains why these fascinating creatures are good to have around.
4-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

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