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Category: Agriculture

Sensor-Based In-Season Nitrogen Recommendations for Commercial Crops

Nitrogen plays several important roles in plant health. It provides structural, genetic, and metabolic compounds, amino acids, and enzymes. It also contributes to photosynthetic activity. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient to apply because it directly impacts the… Read More

Inside the world of the red ring nematode

The red ring nematode, Bursaphelenchus cocophilus, causes the red ring disease that can kill palm and coconut trees. This nematode gets its name from the red lesion, around 3-5 cm wide, that forms on the trunks of infected palms (See… Read More

Brian Pearson Wins Teaching Scholar Honors from NACTA

Brian Pearson, assistant professor of landscape, ornamental and protected crop management in the department of environmental horticulture at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC), won the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture’s Teaching Scholar award at… Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Seafood Producers and Small Businesses

Originally published March 31 2020. Last updated July 2 2020. Wow, there is a lot of information out there right now. Daily emails to share the ever-evolving list of news, opportunities and assistance programs can be overwhelming, so… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room to sprawl.  Both… Read More