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Researchers trying to understand declining kudzu bug populations

May 02, 16 Researchers trying to understand declining kudzu bug populations

Posted by in Land Care

By Kenzie Kesselring Once a nuisance for soybean farmers in the Southeast, kudzu bug populations appear to be declining in the U.S. “We can’t positively say it’s due to their natural enemies, but kudzu bug populations are decreasing,” said Ian Knight, a graduate student in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural...

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UF/IFAS research may give new hope to expanding avocado production

May 02, 16 UF/IFAS research may give new hope to expanding avocado production

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By: Robin Koestoyo, 772-577-7366, koestoyo@ufl.edu FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Findings from new University of Florida research may lead growers to produce avocados in the Indian River region of Florida, an area where the citrus industry has fallen on hard times. The research comes from a dissertation by Cristina Pisani, who recently...

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First multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease reveals troubling trends

May 02, 16 First multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease reveals troubling trends

Posted by in Featured Stories, Scientific Studies

by University of Maryland. Honey bee colonies in the United States are in decline, due in part to the ill effects of voracious mites, fungal gut parasites and a wide variety of debilitating viruses. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently completed the first comprehensive,...

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Early Tarpon Fishing Is Starting To Show Up

May 02, 16 Early Tarpon Fishing Is Starting To Show Up

Posted by in Celebration, Featured Stories

Captain Jason Prieto  It’s still a bit early but with the warmer weather I expect the big schools of Tarpon to show up around the Outer flats, channel edges and bridges throughout the bay. Getting an early start will increase your odds in hookups for sure. Tarpon are no different than schools of reds when it comes to noise and...

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