Controlling mosquitoes

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Published: July 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

The new bacterial disease affecting some crape myrtle varieties in commercial nursery settings causes circular leaf lesions with a yellow halo, later leading to severe yellowing and defoliation. Researchers say the disease, so far, has been contained at the commercial nursery level and does not affect home gardeners.

Beloved crape myrtle in nurseries now susceptible to bacterial leaf spot, researchers say

Published: July 8 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It’s enough to send gardeners into conniptions.

UF events of possible media interest listed

Published: July 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The following events are scheduled in the near future at the University of Florida:

IFAS assistant professor Andrea Lucky and her citizen science specimen collection project, known as the School of Ants.

With a little help, citizen scientists can be good proxies, research shows

Published: July 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Anyone can collect ant data as accurately as experts, if they have a bit of guidance and the right tools: cookies, index cards and plastic zip-top bags.

Applications sought for Small Business Mentoring Initiative

Published: July 7 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations, a division of Business Affairs, is accepting applications from business owners and firms to participate in the 2014-15 Small Business Mentoring Initiative.

UF Board of Trustees, presidential search committee, subcommittee to meet July 7-8

Published: July 3 2014

The University of Florida Presidential Search Committee’s Subcommittee on Compensation will meet beginning at 3:00 p.m. EDT and continuing until completed.

UF news for week of July 7 listed

Published: July 3 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send next week, subject to change:

Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, UF researchers say

Published: July 2 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.

RTS will not offer bus service on Independence Day

Published: July 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- All RTS bus and paratransit services will be suspended on Friday because of Independence Day. Normal summer service resumes Saturday, July 5.

Lt. Cpl. Joe Titus, from East Windsor, Conn., at Combat Outpost 7171, photographed in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Oct. 30, 2010.

Production aims to enlighten audience, students about war experience

Published: July 1 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- "Basetrack," a multimedia theatrical production based on interviews with Marines deployed in Afghanistan, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 14-15 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.