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UF Wildlife Expert: Quail Decline Linked to Changing Land-Use Practices

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By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
Carlos Alfonso cja@alliant-partners.com, (813) 247-3333
Bill Giuliano giulianob@wec.ufl.edu, (352) 846-0575
Jim Selph jselph@ifas.ufl.edu, (863) 993-4846

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s quail hunting season, but where are the birds?

Loss of habitat for the northern bobwhite quail – the nation’s most popular game bird – is blamed for its sharp decline in the Southeast, according to a University of Florida wildlife conservationist, who says improved land management practices will help restore the species. (more …)

UF’s “Family Album Radio” Series Now Available Via Podcasting

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By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
Donna Davis dzdavis@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2202 ext. 305
Ashley Wood amwood@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-7227 ext. 293
Suzanna Smith sdsmith@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-2202 ext. 255

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thanks to a new technology called podcasting, people on the go can now take along the nation’s only research-based radio series on family life.

Listeners can download episodes of University of Florida- based “Family Album Radio” to portable stereos and personal computers, by using the podcasting feature recently added to the series’ Web site, http://www.familyalbumradio.org. (more …)

UF’s Carlton Davis Inducted Into George Washington Carver Hall of Fame at Tuskegee University

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-0400

Source:
Carlton Davis cgdavis@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1881 ext. 313

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Carlton Davis, distinguished service professor in food and resource economics at the University of Florida, has been inducted into the George Washington Carver Public Service Hall of Fame at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

The public service award, presented to Davis on Dec. 6, is given to those individuals whose work mirrors the philosophy of world-recognized scholar George Washington Carver – “the greatest good for the greatest number of people.” (more …)

John Warner, First Ph.D. Graduate From UF’s Fort Lauderdale Center, Develops Bait To Stop Troublesome White-Footed Ant

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck Woods (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
John Warner whitefootedant@gmail.com, (954) 577-6300
Rudi Scheffrahn rhsc@ufl.edu, (954) 577-6312

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Tiny white-footed ants, which are difficult to control and spreading rapidly throughout Florida and the Southeast, can be stopped with new bait that satisfies the insect’s big appetite for sweets, according to a University of Florida entomologist who developed the product.

“A few years ago, these troublesome home invaders were confined largely to South Florida, but now we are seeing them in North Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina,” said John Warner, an entomologist at UF’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center. (more …)

UF Agronomy-Soils Club Wins National Quiz Bowl Competition

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source:
Lori Unruh Snyder lusnyder@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1811 ext. 214

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time, a University of Florida team has won the National Student Quiz Bowl competition at the Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences annual meeting.

The Quiz Bowl victory was one of several honors UF Agronomy – Soils Club members earned at the SASES meeting, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 6-10. (more …)

UF Student Erica Der Elected To National FFA Position

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Tom Nordlie (352) 392-0400

Source(s):
Chris Vitelli cvitelli@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1961

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida junior Erica Der has been elected southern region vice president of The National FFA Organization, one of the country’s largest youth groups dedicated to agricultural education.

A native of Plant City, Fla., Der was one of six national officers elected during the FFA annual convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 26-29. She received an $8,000 scholarship as part of the honor. (more …)

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