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University of Florida

Ashley Wood Honored With Highest ACE Award

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By:
Carole L. Jaworski

GAINESVILLE — Ashley Wood, deputy director of Communication Services at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, was recently honored with the Agricultural Communicators in Education’s highest award – the Professional Award.

The award, recognizing excellence, professionalism and achievement in communication over an extended period, was presented to Wood during the ACE international meeting in Cleveland in mid-July. (more …)

U.S. Sugar Named To Florida 4-H Golden Circle Of Friends

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By:
Ami Neiberger, Florida 4-H Youth Devel

GAINESVILLE—The U.S. Sugar Corporation has been named to the 4-H Golden Circle of Friends for its support of environmental education. Mike Richards, president of the Florida 4-H Foundation, presented the award to Andy Rackley, the director of corporate affairs and grower relations, during ceremonies at the annual Florida 4-H Congress hosted by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in Gainesville this week. (more …)

Virus That Could Devastate Southern U.S. Tomato Industry Detected In South Florida

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By:
Carole L. Jaworski

Source(s):
Jane Polston (941) 751-7636
Ernest Hiebert (941) 392-7246

GAINESVILLE—A new virus that could ruin Florida’s $500 million tomato industry and spread throughout the South has been detected by researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus, which prevents plants from producing marketable tomatoes, turned up last weekend in Charlotte, Collier, Dade and Sarasota counties. Jane Polston, plant pathologist with the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Bradenton, discovered the virus on small tomato plants being sold to consumers at retail nursery stores. (more …)

Electric Bug Zappers Useless For Controlling Mosquitoes

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-1773 x 281

Source:
Jonathan Day (561) 778-7200

GAINESVILLE—If mosquitoes and other insects are taking a bite out of your summer fun, don’t bother with one of those electric bug zappers, says a University of Florida pest control expert.

“They are a total waste of money. Bug zappers will not control mosquitoes or other biting insects such as horseflies, dogflies or deerflies,” said Jonathan Day, associate professor of entomology with the UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

“They simply do not work as advertised. In fact, bug zappers actually make things worse by attracting more mosquitoes into your yard, and they end up killing thousands of beneficial insects that don’t bother people.” (more …)

Cheap Tiffany Jewelry UK

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Q: The first Blue Book began in what time, it wants to convey to you is what is the concept?

A: The first of the Blue Book began in 1845, Cheap Tiffany Jewelry currently displayed in the lobby of the office building. From 1845 began the first of the Blue Book, Tiffany is committed to output every year the best works and innovative works. This year Tiffany Blue Book launch fine jewelry 98.

Tiffany Blue Book Every year the goal is to find the rare, beautiful, unique, valuable, meaningful gems to enhance our work, and every year we have always had three themes throughout:

The first one is the diamond, diamond jewelry, Cheap Tiffany UK has been the world’s most populous, most authoritative representative works.

It originated in our group founder Charles Lewis Tiffany jewelry brought from Europe, the arrival of these jewels make time Americans saw unprecedented learned was beautiful jewelry and European royalty in the end what kind of worn stones. It is in such an era of wealth in the United States began to have some more people up, they hope to get a better higher quality of life. And by the way Tiffany jewelry initially let everyone know the concept of high quality, so the Americans began to identify with Tiffany, Tiffany gave hope to the high quality of life that they want to help, but also hopes to guide Tiffany to a better life. The diamond is a symbol of the high quality of life, so every year is a major focus of diamond jewelry. Every year there will be a very important distinctive diamond.

The second is the unmatched quality and technology, this point in the annual works are very clear presentation. For example: In the beginning, founder of Mr. Charles buy diamonds when he was elected to the Juzuan of a super 250 kt. And at that time the traditional diamond cutting process are in much the United States, the more the number of large carat diamond jewelry is more good. But our Mr. Charles broke carat argument, he told our craftsmen in the United States as a diamond cutter to standard, not to mere weight, the results over 250 kt Juzuan final product only 128 kt, a large number of raw materials the loss is in pursuit of beautiful diamond works. This is also why the world-renowned Tiffany uk diamond reasons.

The third is colored gemstones, colored gemstones in this area, the focus of our attention are those unique rare gems by Cheap Tiffany Necklaces discovered this gem we hope to introduce to the world. For this year we will invite many gem buyers, go around the world collecting the most unique and rare gems. After buyers to find wonderful gems to us by the designer to design the most in line with the characteristics of the works in accordance with each gem stones are not the same brilliance. Show the best side is Tiffany jewel has been adhering to the concept.

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