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Category: Agriculture

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

Weed of the Week: Skunkvine

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week is Skunkvine (Paederia foetida). Skunkvine is a natural… Read More

Weed of the Week: Spanish Needles

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of this week is Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.). In Florida, there are… Read More

Weed Control in Landscape Planting Beds

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. Weed control is one of the most expensive and time-consuming aspects of landscape maintenance…. Read More

Weed of the Week: Eclipta

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week is Eclipta (Eclipta prostrata). Eclipta occurs in moist,… Read More

Weed Science Wednesday: Weed Control Inside Greenhouses and other enclosed structures

Weeds compete with crops for water, light, and nutrients, and will reduce crop marketability. In a restricted growth environment, such as container plant production, weeds reduce marketability and crop growth by almost 60%. Although there is protection from… Read More

Online CEUs: Diseases of Ornamentals and Fungicide Resistance Training

Looking for ways to earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit this summer? Join UF/IFAS for our Diseases of Ornamentals and Fungicide Resistance Training on June 5, 2020. The training will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m…. Read More

MREC Faculty Member Catherine Campbell Awarded SEEDIT Grant

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) is honored to announce MREC and Family, Youth and Community Sciences faculty member Catherine Campbell was awarded a Support for Emerging Enterprise Development Integration Teams (SEEDIT) grant for the 2020-2021 year…. Read More

Weed of the Week: Chickweed

  Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week is Chickweed (Stellaria media). Chickweed is a… Read More