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Category: Horticulture

Did You Know That Orange County Has The 3rd Largest Horticulture Industry In Florida?

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An economic study done in 2015 by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics Dept. determined that the central Florida area producers, combined with landscape firms and… Read More

Weed of the week : Artillery weed

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 the week is Artillery weed (Pilea microphylla). Artillery… Read More

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds

Weed management programs benefit landscape managers for public and private lands but also homeowners. This EDIS document outlines alternatives to glyphosate and herbicides in Florida, preemergence and postemergence weed control and chemical and non-chemical management… Read More

Tweet All About It: Catherine Campbell Presents MREC Research at Virtual Conference

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This summer, many academic conferences have moved to an online format in the wake of COVID-19. The Association for the Study of Food and Society was no exception, hosting their #FoodStudies20 conference on Twitter. Catherine… Read More

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds

There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other agencies, has… Read More

New Weed Science Resource: Comparing Plant ID Apps

The Landscape and Ornamental Production Weed Management Laboratory at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center has a new resource comparing plant identification apps and offering tips for budding horticulturists who are hoping to use apps… Read More

EDIS Update: A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias- Classification and Diversity

The begonia is the fifth largest genus of flowering plants and often used in hanging baskets, flowerpots and garden beds, in addition to landscapes. This EDIS publication breaks down the basics of begonias such as… Read More

Wild Weeds: Friends or Foes?

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When it comes to gardening mishaps, sometimes letting weeds run wild can be a good thing. Have you ever noticed tiny white flowers lining roadways, or more commonly, your landscape bed? What about flowers in… Read More

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… Read More