UF News and events of possible media interest (Dec. 1)
UF News for week of Dec. 1 listed
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send this week, subject to change:
Monday, Dec. 1
Tuesday, Dec. 2
BEETLE -- University of Florida scientists believe they’ve found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state’s $54 million-a-year avocado industry. Red ambrosia beetles bore holes into healthy avocado trees, bringing with them the pathogen that causes Laurel Wilt. Growers control the beetles that vector the laurel wilt by spraying insecticides on the trees, said Daniel Carrillo, an entomology research assistant professor at the Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead. But a team of researchers from the Tropical REC and the Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce have identified a potential biological control to use against redbay ambrosia beetles that could help growers use less insecticide.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
Thursday, Dec. 4
Friday, Dec. 5
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UF events of possible media interest listed
Recounting the Nation: Museums and Nation Building in Tanzania
The UF Center for African Studies will host a talk by Victoria Gorham on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 11:45 a.m. at 471 Grinter Hall. The Center is proud to boast a rich, diverse academic environment for the study of Africa. For more information, please contact Mabel Cardec at 352-273-1515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.