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University of Florida-led teams awarded $6.9 million for climate change projects

Published: Jun 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida-led teams have been awarded federal grants totaling $6.9 million for projects to develop heat-resistant corn and develop extension programs to help farmers cope with climate variability and climate change.

Papaya plants reduce the need for pesticides on tomatoes in Florida, new UF study finds

Published: Jun 29th, 2011

NESVILLE, Fla. — Whiteflies can be biologically controlled in Florida greenhouse tomatoes, according to a new University of Florida study, which helps reduce the need for pesticide applications.

Rare deep-water giant squid from South Florida brought to UF for research

Rare deep-water giant squid from South Florida brought to UF for research

Published: Jun 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its kind in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

Published: Jun 23rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida study.

Efforts to spear invasive lionfish not likely to curb population, UF researchers say

Efforts to spear invasive lionfish not likely to curb population, UF researchers say

Published: Jun 22nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lionfish are causing problems for native fish populations in Florida’s coastal waters, such as grouper and snapper, prompting efforts to try and curb populations of the invasive species.