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UF research provides head start for controlling fire ants

Published: Nov 14th, 2002

SARASOTA, Fla. — Heads will roll as a U.S. Department of Agriculture plan to control imported fire ants is put into practice this month in Florida.

UF researcher develops bait to stop home invasion of exotic white-footed ants

Published: Jul 10th, 2002

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A tiny white-footed ant with a big appetite for sweets is the latest nuisance pest for South Florida residents and pest control operators, but a new bait developed by a University of Florida researcher may help stop the home invaders.

To help save southern heritage, uf experts help develop new crop rotation system for peanut, cotton farmers

Published: Mar 21st, 2002

QUINCY, Fla. — Low profits are driving many small peanut and cotton farmers out of business in the Southeast, but University of Florida experts say the downward spiral could be halted — and some of the region’s heritage saved — if farmers adopt a “less-is-more” approach to farming.

A first for mammals: manatees use hairs as ‘underwater antennas’

Published: Mar 5th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Chris Marshall noticed it when he snorkeled with manatees: Even when he remained still and quiet in murky water, they kept a safe distance.

UF Develops Method To Grow Exotic Galia Muskmelons

Published: Feb 20th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Investors seeking the next big trend in produce might want to remember the name “Galia.”

UF Experts Help Southeastern Hunters Get Their Money’s Worth From Wildlife Forages

Published: Feb 6th, 2002

MARIANNA, Fla. — If you plant it, they will come. Maybe.

UF Expert Helps Promote Standards For Saltwater Tropical Fish Industry

Published: Jan 24th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cyanide poisoning may be the stuff of murder mysteries, but it seems an unlikely way for tropical fish or coral reefs to die.

Counterintuitively, After Extreme Droughts, Wading Birds Flourish

Published: Jan 22nd, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When rain brought an end to an intense drought in the Everglades a decade ago, wildlife biologist Peter Frederick thought there would be few wading birds left.

Green Mussel Invasion In Southwest Florida May Be Controlled By Commercial Harvesting

Published: Jan 18th, 2002

TAMPA, Fla. — Unlike the scores of exotic species that have invaded Florida over the years, the newest environmental threat may be controlled in a practical way: serving it as an appetizer.