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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.

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.

Confidence Inches Up As Fla. Consumers Put Attacks Behind Them

Published: Jan 29th, 2002

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People’s willingness to go on with their lives after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks helped consumer confidence continue its slow climb in January, its fourth straight month on the rise, University of Florida economists said Tuesday.

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.