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It’s A Bug-Eat-Bug World: UF Researcher Imports Wasps From Caribbean To Control Destructive Root Weevils In Florida

Published: Dec 27th, 2001

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — When it comes to stopping one of the most destructive insect pests in Florida, it’s a bug-eat-bug world.

Plastics May Replace Chemicals As Plant Growth Regulators

Published: Dec 12th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help commercial nurseries keep plants uniform in size, University of Florida researchers are testing colored plastic films that filter out growth- promoting light waves.

New UF Program Recycles Fishing Line To Protect Wildlife

Published: Nov 28th, 2001

MARINELAND, Fla. — It’s strong, thin and almost invisible.

Pumpkin Isn’t Just For Pie Anymore, Says UF Expert

Published: Nov 20th, 2001

BRADENTON, Fla. — Pumpkin pie may be one of the most traditional items on the Thanksgiving menu, but it’s time Americans started thinking outside the crust — with a tropical twist, says a University of Florida researcher.

Insect Protein May Prevent Fruits And Vegetables From Turning Brown

Published: Nov 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A small protein derived from the common housefly may offer Third World countries a cheap way to preserve cut fruits and vegetables, said a University of Florida food science researcher.

UF Researchers: Instrument Aids Sorting Of Treated Wood

Published: Nov 14th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida and University of Miami researchers have designed a new laser-based technique for sorting treated wood that they say will dramatically improve the safety of the products’ disposal.

Backyard bat houses promote pest control, says UF expert

Published: Oct 29th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Forget the garlic and put away those wooden stakes.

UF experts hope to solve mysteries of sturgeon migration

Published: Oct 24th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a migratory mystery.

UF survey: citrus land values decline as other farmland values increase

Published: Oct 9th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the exception of citrus groves, the value of farmland in Florida increased during the past year, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Cane syrup makes a comeback, with help from UF

Published: Oct 5th, 2001

QUINCY, Fla. — Grab a biscuit: Homegrown cane syrup is making a comeback.