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
Please see below for important information regarding the Operation Cleansweep program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This program has been funded through the end of 2019.
Out of 1,800 acres statewide, Cherrylake has over 1,000 acres of rolling hills of ornamental tree production in Groveland, Florida. The main farm consists of seemingly endless rows of manicured oaks, maples, elms, bald cypress, magnolias, crape myrtles… Read More
Here’s few tips to consider before you get started. There’s a lot to know, but you can learn it in advance to diving in. This will prevent you from making costly mistakes. Have a Business Plan Create a… Read More
Thanks to all our partners who helped make the first ever Central Florida Food Systems Tour on February 2nd, 2018 a huge success! The tour focused on the entire food system from production to processing, including marketing, distribution, accessibility… Read More
Joe’s Nursery began just as an idea between Joe Shook and his wife, Susan. After saving money for about six years, the couple took a leap of faith to start their own nursery. Drift roses, loropetalums and woody… Read More
The MREC team recently attended the annual Tropical International Plant Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to talk with the industry and see what new tropical plants we can look forward to see in 2018 on store shelves and… Read More
After I walked away with a heirloom tomato plant called Mr. Stripey and $27 cash, my original perception of consumers survey shifted. In the past, I strayed away from participation in consumer surveys for a small cash reward… Read More