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UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

Published: Jun 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, FLA — The free ride is almost over for the “evil weevil” destroying Florida’s native bromeliads.

Future optimism buoys Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: Jun 26th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida rose one point to 83 in June, one month after dropping to its lowest level in 19 months, a new University of Florida study finds.

New UF computer system could one day help citrus growers count fruit before harvest

Published: Jun 21st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers are told not to count chickens before they hatch, but for citrus growers it’s a little different – knowing how much fruit is on their trees can help them make better decisions about managing and harvesting the crop.

UF geographer: New tools to forecast hurricane rainfall inland

Published: Jun 19th, 2007

Video| Audio GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All eyes are on where hurricanes make landfall, but the massive storms actually cause the most deaths inland, where severe flooding often surprises residents. Now, […]

Sexual attitudes differ whether one is in or outside of a relationship

Published: Jun 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — So long, Venus and Mars: Once they become a couple, men and women are from the same planet, a new University of Florida study finds.

Invasive Cuban tree frogs threaten native wildlife, damage utilities, says UF expert

Invasive Cuban tree frogs threaten native wildlife, damage utilities, says UF expert

Published: Jun 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — North Florida residents accustomed to tiny tree frogs may feel jumpy – a giant Cuban species has colonized half the state and is moving north, a University of Florida expert says.

UF to establish Florida’s first Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Published: Jun 11th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute on Aging has received a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. UF is one of 10 centers in the country to receive the prestigious award, which provides $3.9 million over the next five years to fund aging research and career development.

Faith-based programs for kids can work without legal controversies

Published: Jun 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Faith-based correctional programs for troubled kids can survive and even thrive without legal challenges if they follow Florida’s lead in keeping participation voluntary and welcoming different religions, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF turfgrass researchers release slow-grow, low-mow grass — and it’s pretty

UF turfgrass researchers release slow-grow, low-mow grass — and it’s pretty

Published: Jun 4th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Imagine life with fewer Saturday afternoons stuck behind a noisy lawn mower.