Category: Horticulture

Key Plant, Key Pests: Holly (Ilex sp.)

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the eighth in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most… Read More

What’s up with this weather? Track it with a FAWN Weather Station

FAWN, or the Florida Automated Weather Network, is a system of weather stations created as a resource for industry professionals to make informed management decisions in agriculture production. Since 1998, FAWN has monitored dew point, relative humidity, precipitation,… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Yellow (Cyperus escuelentus) and Purple Nutsedge (C. rotundus) in Ornamental Crop Production and Landscapes

The yellow (Cyperus escuelentus) and purple nutsedge (C. rotundus) both can be used in ornamental lawns and crop production. This updated EDIS publication gives insight on how to manage this grass and its general biology. The habitat, distribution, physical makeup,… 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

TPIE 2019 Wrap Up

The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association hosted its annual Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) from January 16-18 in Ft. Lauderdale. Each year, the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) is just as excited to share our… Read More