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UF/CALS Ph.D. student receives university-wide graduate teaching award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Michael Vickers, a second-year entomology and nematology Ph.D. student in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, was honored with a university-wide graduate student teaching award at a ceremony on May 5. Vickers received the 2017 Jack L. Fry Award for excellence in teaching by a graduate student at the CALS scholarship and leadership awards banquet in April. “It’s an honor to be

The problem expands for avocado growers: More beetle species carry deadly fungus

Please see caption at end of story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Many people love their avocados – not to mention guacamole dip. So it was bad enough when scientists said a beetle was ravaging avocado trees in South Florida. Then scientists found out that the redbay ambrosia beetle -- originally determined to transmit laurel wilt -- is rare in avocado

UF/IFAS entomology department, others take top spots in global ranking

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Center for World University Rankings has named the University of Florida entomology department first in the world among more than 26,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education. Other programs in the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences also ranked in the top 10. The Center for World University Rankings is the only global university performance table to judge world-class universities across all of