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Category: Horticulture

EDIS Update: LED Light Increases Leaf Area and Root Length of Humulus lupulus (var. Tettnanger) In Vitro

Hops, a growing specialty crop in Florida, are most well-known for their contributions to beer.  Hop plants are often reproduced using vegetative techniques, but micropropagation is becoming more popular due to an increased production rate…. Read More

EDIS Update: Development of a Model Mutagenesis System for Snapdragon

Snapdragon are one of the most popular perennials in the United States, coveted by gardeners, horticulturalists, and florists alike. When developing new varieties of snapdragon, using the “JI2” mutangenesis system offers many advantages, including operating… Read More

Weed of the week : Hairy Bittercress

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 Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta). Hairy… Read More

EDIS Update: LED Light Increases Leaf Area and Root Length of Humulus lupulus (var. Tettnanger) In Vitro

Humulus lupulus, or hops, are most commonly known for their role in the production of beer. While a majority hops produced in the United States is in the Northwest, hops have potential as a specialty… Read More

Weed of the week: Praxelis

  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 Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea). Praxelis… Read More

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