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UF survey: Florida consumer confidence surges upward in January

Published: Jan 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians surged in January, up seven points to 77 from a revised December reading of 70, marking a steady rise in optimism, according to a University of Florida survey.

Citrus greening costs $3.63 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs, new UF study shows

Published: Jan 24th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Since 2006, the bacterial disease citrus greening has cost Florida’s economy an estimated $3.63 billion in lost revenues and 6,611 jobs by reducing orange juice production, according to a new study from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

UF researchers discover ‘green’ pesticide effective against citrus pests

UF researchers discover ‘green’ pesticide effective against citrus pests

Published: Jan 17th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry.