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Category: Horticulture

UF/IFAS Master Gardeners Gear Up for Spring Festivals, Plant Sales

ORLANDO, Fla. – Spring is around the corner, and Master Gardeners across central Florida are gearing up for festivals and plant sales. The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer program, part of the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

EDIS Update: Process of Drying Post-Harvest Hops (Humulus lupulus) for Small-Scale Producers Using a Novel Drying Rig

It is an industry standard to use dried hops in the beer production process for both Florida hop growers and hobby brewers. This EDIS publication focuses on the drying of post-harvest hops (Humulus lupulus) before storage to prevent mildew or… Read More

MREC Researcher Attends the 2019 Extension Leadership Conference

Recently, MREC’s Liz Felter attended the 2019 Extension Leadership Conference in San Antonio. Felter presented at the conference with colleagues Hannah Wooten, sustainable agriculture & food systems Extension agent in Seminole County, and Richard Tyson, director of UF/IFAS… Read More

Attracting backyard butterflies, bees, and birds

Celebrate National Pollinator Week- June 17-23, 2019 and plant a paradise for pollinators in your yard! Florida crops like watermelon, cucumber, blueberry, and strawberry depend on pollinating insects for abundant, high quality fruit. Many wild plants that provide… Read More

Companion Planting: A Beneficial Friendship

Companion Planting for Improved Health in the Garden Bed by Yvonne Florian and Nickie Munroe Looking to give your vegetable or fruit garden even more color? How about some added benefits of pest protection to go along with… Read More

Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More