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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.

Consumer confidence falls again amid likely worries about Social Security, Medicare

Published: Jun 28th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians declined for the fourth time in five months — falling to 66 in June — as the U.S. economy continues to sputter, according to a new University of Florida survey.

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.

Programs may prevent tooth decay in tots

Programs may prevent tooth decay in tots

Published: Jun 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A toddler’s tiny teeth are destined to fall out in later years as their permanent pearly whites grow in. But for some children, especially those from low-income families, cavities and poor oral health lead to complicated dental problems long before they even graduate from their cribs.

UF: Florida population soars in century’s first decade, but rate is slowing

Published: Jun 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida was again one of the country’s leaders in population growth in the last decade, but the growth rates over the past few years have been among the lowest in the state’s history, according to a new study by the University of Florida.

UF researchers unearth only stone mission church in St. Augustine

UF researchers unearth only stone mission church in St. Augustine

Published: Jun 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida archaeologists uncovered the remains of a more than 300-year-old building Friday in St. Augustine that may predate the famous Castillo de San Marcos fort.

Pomegranates could become new cash crop for Florida, UF researcher says

Pomegranates could become new cash crop for Florida, UF researcher says

Published: Jun 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supplies of a nutritious and popular fruit could increase in Florida in the next few years, thanks to the research of a University of Florida professor emeritus.