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UF/IFAS Scientists Zero in on Brown Dog Tick Control

Brown Dog Ticks can drive homeowners and their canines to extreme measures. But new research from UF/IFAS scientists can help alleviate the problem.
19-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Tiny Wasp Controls Nuisance Whitefly

The Rugose spiraling whitefly leaves a sticky white mess on everything from cars to homes and golf courses and trees. But a wasp the size of a pin head can control it, say UF/IFAS scientists.
14-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Two UF/IFAS Agricultural Engineering Faculty Earn High Global Honors

Rafael Munoz-Carpena and Eric McLamore are being honored by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Munoz-Carpena was also elected to an advisory panel to the government of Spain.
13-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

New Florida Sea Grant Specialist Aims to Keep Gulf Seafood Safe

There's been plenty of negative publicity about Gulf seafood since the 2010 oil spill. But the University of Florida's George Baker is here to say that not only is the seafood safe, he aims to help keep it that way.
12-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

Non-Native Grass Invasion, Prescribed Fires, Deadly Ecological Combination

Researchers led by Luke Flory found that prescribed fires in areas invaded by stiltgrass were much more intense – with taller flames and much hotter fires – often reaching more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Those more intense fires killed tree...
11-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Researchers Find a “Silver Bullet” to Kill a Fungus That Affects More Than 400 Plants and Trees

Silver nanoparticles produced with an extract of wormwood can stop several strains of the fungus phytophthora dead in its tracks.
5-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

New Gulf Oil Specialist More Than Getting Her Feet Wet


Monica Wilson, the new Florida Sea Grant Gulf oil spill specialist, works with colleagues in several states to bring the latest science data to fishermen, businesses, tourism officials and more.
1-May-2015 9:05 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Extension Cancer Prevention Course Goes Online

Live a healthier lifestyle and control your risk of getting cancer by going online to a new course designed by a UF/IFAS nutrition professor.
1-May-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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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

Vacation on a Budget

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

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

What is a deductible? How about a co-payment? UF/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains these terms and more.
5-Jun-2014 9:45 AM EDT

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