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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.

Survey Predicts Weak Holiday Sales Despite Consumer Confidence Rise

Published: Nov 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence made a modest gain in November, but with overall confidence down for the year, lackluster holiday sales are likely, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

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.

UF study: black tourists report wide range of racial discrimination

Published: Oct 1st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leisure travel for college-educated African Americans is often tainted by the ordeal of racial discrimination as more than three out of four black tourists report biased treatment in sit-down restaurants, new University of Florida research finds.

UF survey: terrorist attacks sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: Sep 25th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida dropped sharply in September to its lowest level in more than five years, with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon almost certain to sink the state into recession, University of Florida economists said today.

Gourmet-style Thai jasmine rice may be future U.S. crop

Published: Sep 11th, 2001

BELLE GLADE, Fla. — An experimental plot of rice known as Thai jasmine comprises only a tiny fraction of the rice grown annually in Florida, but that humble beginning may one day lead to thousands of acres of the prized crop if a University of Florida researcher is successful.

UF joins partnership to build wind-resistant homes

Published: Sep 6th, 2001

MELBOURNE, Fla. — In an effort to protect Florida residents from hurricane devastation, the University of Florida has joined federal agencies and private businesses to develop affordable wind-resistant homes.

UF survey shows litter declining along Florida roadsides

Published: Aug 30th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With a rapidly growing population and visits from 41 million tourists annually, Florida might be expected to have a growing litter problem.

UF survey: dip in consumer confidence portends tepid holiday sales

Published: Aug 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida dipped slightly in August, reflecting a growing pessimism among consumers that could foreshadow a weak holiday shopping season, University of Florida economists said today.