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Fewer Biting Midges Expected This Fall, Thanks To Summer Rains, Says UF Expert

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By:
Tom

Source(s):
Jonathan Day jfda@ifas.ufl.edu, (772) 778-7200 ext. 132
Roxanne Rutledge crr@ifas.ufl.edu, (772) 778-7200 ext. 172
Jonas Stewart jstewart@co.volusia.fl.us, (386) 239-5616

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VERO BEACH, Fla. — Tiny, blood-sucking flies that plague Florida’s coastline should be less common this fall, thanks to summer rains that flooded areas where the pests breed, says a University of Florida expert.

Biting midges, also known as no-see-ums, are a constant presence during warm weather but appear in greater numbers during October and November, and again in April and May, said Jonathan Day, an entomologist with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The fall population boom follows peak high tides that flood salt marshes and hatch dormant eggs stockpiled throughout the summer months. (more …)

Nick Place Receives NACTA Teacher Fellow Award

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By:
Chuck Wo

Source(s):
Nick Place nplace@ufl.edu, (352) 392-0502, Ext. 227
Mike Fields fields@animal.ufl.edu, (352) 392-9566

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nick Place, an associate professor with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, received the Teacher Fellow Award from North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) during the organization’s annual conference in Wooster, Ohio, June 17.

Place was selected for the award because of his excellent teaching program in UF’s agricultural education and communication department. In addition to teaching courses in extension education, international extension, adult education, administration and supervision, Place is the department’s graduate coordinator and organizes new faculty orientation for the UF extension service. (more …)

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New Orleans Boys’ School To Reopen At UF 4-H Youth Camp

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By:
Tom

Source(s):
Larry Arrington lra@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1761 ext. 228
Lamar Christenberry ltc@ufl.edu, (850) 475-5230
Marilyn Norman mnnorman@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 846-0996 ext. 225

NEW ORLEANS, La. — Desire Street Academy, a private school in New Orleans for underprivileged boys, will reopen Oct. 3 at a 4- H youth camp in Niceville, Fla., thanks to the University of Florida extension service and the school’s development director, Florida Gator football star Danny Wuerffel.

The school, which closed after Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans, will lease the Timpoochee 4-H Center, better known as Camp Timpoochee. About 100 boys in grades 7-12 will live and study at the camp until May 20, 2006. The students are scattered across the United States, living in shelters or the homes of friends and relatives. (more …)

Growth Management Issues To Be Emphasized At 2006 Florida Leadership Training Institute

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By:
Chuck W

Source(s):
Roy Carriker RRCarriker@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1881 ext. 324
Bruce Delaney BLDelaney@ifas.ufl.edu (352) 846-1511

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growth management issues — including conflict management — will be emphasized at the Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, which is now accepting applications for its new class that begins in January 2006. Application deadline is November 1, 2005.

Created for leaders in industry, government, academia and the environmental and natural resource management communities, the professional program is designed to provide practical concepts, tools and skills for use in managing conflict over natural resource issues. The training program, conducted by the University of Florida, consists of eight three-day sessions between January and October 2006 at different locations around the state. (more …)

Stucco May Have Been Wrongly Blamed For Some Leaky Homes, Says UF Researcher

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By:
Tom

Source(s):
Wendell Porter waporter@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1864 Ext. 187
Michael Roberts msrcpc94@aol.com, (714) 283-8740

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stucco, a cement-based product used to coat buildings, may have been wrongly blamed for causing at least some of the leaks that struck thousands of Central Florida homes during the 2004 hurricane season, says a University of Florida expert investigating stucco’s water resistance.

“The intensity of those storms raised some new questions about home construction in Florida,” said Wendell Porter, an assistant research scientist with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. “We are looking at one of them — how is stucco affected by prolonged exposure to horizontal rainfall? I think it’s too early for anybody to have a definitive answer.” (more …)

Expanding U.S. Exports To Cuba Creates Opportunities For U.S. Farmers, Says UF Expert

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Julie

Source(s):
William A. Messina, Jr. wamessina@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1826
William Roenigk wroenigk@chickenusa.org, (202) 296-2622

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cuba’s growing appetite for U.S. food exports is good news for American agricultural producers, but an end to the current embargo on imports from the island nation could mean both challenges and opportunities for Florida agriculture, says a University of Florida expert.

Though no changes in U.S. policy toward Cuba are expected in the near future, the embargo won’t be in place forever, said William Messina, an economic analyst with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, or UF/IFAS. (more …)

Bob Vila To Show Florida Yards And Neighborhoods Storm-Resistant Landscaping

Topic(s): Uncategorized

By:
Chuck W

Source(s):
Barbra Larson bcl@ifas.ufl.edu, (352) 392-1831, Ext. 330
Angela Polo apolo@scgov.net, (941) 861-9809 (cell 941-232-4

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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Storm-resistant landscaping will be demonstrated Friday (Sept. 16) when home improvement guru Bob Vila and University of Florida extension environmental horticulture agents help dedicate a new residence built in Charlotte County a year after Hurricane Charley devastated the area.

The hurricane-resistant home includes landscape plants and principles recommended by Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, or FYN, a statewide extension education program offered by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Vila, who graduated from UF in 1969, will feature the house and landscaping on his “Home Again” television program in November 2005. (more …)

Dempsey Sapp receives Distinguished Alumnus Award From UF

Topic(s): Uncategorized

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

Source(s):
D.R. Sapp, Jr. D.Sapp@flapest.com, (352) 376-2611
Phil Koehler pgk@ifas.ufl.edu (352) 392-2484

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dempsey Sapp, a pioneer in Florida’s $2 billion pest control industry, has been honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Florida for his achievements and contributions to the industry, state and students.

Sapp, 83, who completed his bachelor’s degree in entomology in 1947 and his master’s degree in the same discipline in 1949, received the award from Jimmy Cheek, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, during August 6 ceremonies at the University of Florida Foundation in Gainesville. Sapp and his wife, Margie, were honored during a special dinner program at the foundation’s Emerson Hall. (more …)

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