Category: Horticulture

University of Florida to release biocontrol against Florida’s most serious invasive Brazilian peppertree

Mike Adams spends $250,000 every year to manage Brazilian peppertrees spread over the 40,000-acre ranch where his family has developed the Braford breed of cattle since 1937. Adams recounts years when the invasive tree from South America overtook… Read More

Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Program

Trees are so cool! Not only do they provide shade and oxygen but many other benefits as well. From reducing energy use and improving water management to providing wildlife habitats and improved well-being for humans, trees are an… Read More

Low Maintenance by Design Landscape Lecture

It is possible to create a landscape that is impossible to maintain. A landscape should be aesthetically pleasing, functional and maintainable. A pleasing, low maintenance landscape requires some planning and some thought put into correct plant selection and… Read More

EDIS Update: Who Is Interested in Purchasing Smart Irrigation Systems?

Water conservation continues to be a goal for the horticulture industry as scarcity concerns increase. Technology is looked at as a possible solution to increase residential irrigation efficiency.   The new ‘smart’ irrigation systems available include evapotranspiration and… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) in Ornamental Crop Production

Weed management is a constant battle in Florida landscapes, nurseries and agricultural production areas. Doveweed, a grass-like warm season annual weed, is a common contender in this battle. This EDIS document provides updated information about doveweed habitat, distribution,… Read More

CALS Podcast: John-Walt Boatright, National Affairs Director at Florida Farm Bureau

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is excited to announce a new podcast series! Each episode features agricultural or natural resource issues, tips for success, and other interesting topics. In the third podcast of our new… Read More