Article Tag: University of Florida

US Department of Agriculture Awards Florida International University Scientists
February 2023
Scientific Findings

The US Department of Agriculture has awarded Florida International University (FIU) scientists $500,000 to investigate natural compounds that could suppress or even eliminate the bacteria […]

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University of Florida Scientists Use Mites to Control Chilli Thrips
January 2022
Scientific Findings

University of Florida scientists have found a way to better control the chilli thrips in strawberries using less pesticides. Sriyanka Lahiri, a University of Florida, […]

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University of Florida to Look at Microbes Living in Citrus Trees to Control Plant Pathogens
October 2021
Scientific Findings

The next key to winning the battle against citrus diseases such as citrus canker may be in the tiniest microbes that live inside the citrus […]

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University of Florida Discovers Cost-effective Way to Produce Thaxtomins
August 2018
Scientific Findings

University of Florida College of Pharmacy has discovered a way to cost-effectively produce the bioherbicide thaxtomin. Thaxtomins are phytotoxins found in nature in the form […]

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Researchers Study Trichoderma to Fight Fusarium Wilt
June 2018
Scientific Findings

University of Florida researchers hope to use Trichoderma to fight Fusarium wilt in tomatoes. Under a three-year $770,000 grant from USDA, Dr. Gary Vallad, Associate […]

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University of Florida Researchers Find Predator Insects
November 2017
Scientific Findings

University of Florida researchers find predator insects help greenhouse tomato producers manage Bemisia tabaci more effectively.  The researchers selected the whitefly predator Dicyphus hesperus, due […]

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Phresh Organics Increases Fruit and Vegetable Shelf Life
March 2016
Company News

A new product in development by an Israeli company located in China promises to increase the shelf life of fruits and vegetables up to three […]

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Researchers Identify Fungal Pathogens to Control Invasive Grass
March 2016
Scientific Findings

Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have found that newly identified fungal pathogens may suppress an aggressive, invasive grass […]

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UF Researchers Find Predatory Mites Control Thrips
January 2016
Scientific Findings

A predatory mite might feed on a pest of cucumbers, a $125 million-a-year crop in Florida, newly published University of Florida Institute of Food and […]

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BioProdex Develops and Registers SolviNix
February 2015
Company News

BioProdex, Inc., a new enterprise based on research from the University of Florida-IFAS, Gainesville has developed and registered the first biological herbicide containing a plant […]

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Researchers Identify Fungi to Control Laurel Wilt
December 2014
Scientific Findings

University of Florida scientists believe they’ve found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state’s $54 […]

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USDA Allocates Money to Production of Parasitic Wasps
May 2014
Company News

The US Department of Agriculture's Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group has allocated more than $1.5 million toward expanding biological control efforts. The money will allow cooperative […]

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Researchers Use CTV-RNAi Vector to Control HLB
May 2014
Scientific Findings

University of Florida researchers used Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) as a vector to deliver RNAi targeting a key development gene for Asian citrus psyllid, the […]

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Researchers Use Parasitic Wasps to Control Mealybug
February 2014
Scientific Findings

Virginia Tech researchers who first discovered a devastating pest in India and devised a natural way to combat it have now put an economic value […]

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