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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: Feb 20th, 2002
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Investors seeking the next big trend in produce might want to remember the name “Galia.”
Published: Feb 6th, 2002
MARIANNA, Fla. — If you plant it, they will come. Maybe.
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.
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.
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.