Monday, August 22, 2011

IFAS in the news, 8/22

Good morning -- welcome back to the work week. Here is today's IFAS-related news:

Family Spotlight 8/18/11 "US Debt Crisis and Families" (TV)

Watch for beetle activity at night (Miami-Dade)

Insects: Creepy, beneficial or both (Marion)

Wind, rain can spread crape myrtles' fungus (Hillsborough)

Master gardener volunteers sought (Hernando)

Edible Landscape Workshop proves a success (St. Lucie)

Science/health/local news:

Hurricane Irene slams Puerto Rico; could hit US

Returning UF students face warnings about safety

Common cause seen in all forms of Lou Gehrig disease

The 'heart attack proof' diet?

Fossil microbes give sulphur insight on ancient Earth

Rick Perry's stem cell surgery worries some doctors

Val Leitner: Take a chance on local food (opinion)

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