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South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

Published: Jan 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known as TSA, that takes over pastures, elbowing out the forage grasses ranchers need for their cattle.

Floridians grow suddenly optimistic about economy, UF research finds

Published: Jan 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians soared an unexpected seven points to 77 in January from the revised December index score of 70, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Major gift bolsters UF pest management research

Published: Jan 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Most people wouldn’t be inclined to show a passion for insects, but in a state that is home to several major seaports and provides a year-round climate where, on the average, a new species of insect is introduced each month, one Floridian in particular is very interested.

UF-led team sequences first-ever citrus genomes; discovery may help thwart greening

Published: Jan 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida-led group of international scientists has assembled the genome sequences for two citrus varieties—sweet orange and Clementine mandarin — marking a first for citrus.