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Category: Agriculture

MREC Industrial Hemp Research Highlighted in Orlando Sentinel

Last month Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) Center Director Roger Kjelgren was interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel about our role in conducting industrial hemp research. During his interview, Kjelgren spoke about the UF/IFAS Industrial… Read More

New MREC Faculty: Catherine Campbell

In fall 2019, MREC welcomed Catherine Campbell as a new faculty member and statewide specialist based at the research center in Apopka. Campbell is an assistant professor in the UF Department of Family, Youth and… Read More

MREC Industrial Hemp Research Highlighted by Fox 13 Tampa Bay

Last month Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) Center Director Roger Kjelgren was interviewed by Craig Patrick on Fox 13 Tampa Bay. During his interview, Kjelgren spoke about the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, highlighting… Read More

UF Student Creates DIY Predator-Rearing System

Two years ago, Sarah Birkmire took her first entomology class and since then she has been hooked on the study of insects. An avid gardener herself, Birkmire is interested in pest control and plays scientist… Read More

Graduate Student Wins International Plant Propagation Society Award

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center student Yuvraj Khamare was recently awarded third place in the International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS) Southern Region Charlie Parkerson Student Research Competition at the 2019 IPPS Southern Region show. “This… Read More

EDIS Update: Who Is Interested in Purchasing Smart Irrigation Systems?

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… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Doveweed (Murdannia nudiflora) in Ornamental Crop Production

Weed management is a constant battle in Florida landscapes, nurseries and agricultural production areas. Doveweed, a grass-like warm season annual weed, is a common contender in this battle. This EDIS document provides updated information about… Read More

EDIS Update: Florida Homeowner Herbicide Guide- Considerations, Applications and Selection

Homeowners generally have two options for pest control: hire a lawn maintenance company or have a do-it-yourself mentality. This EDIS publication helps Florida gardeners, horticulturalists and homeowners perform their own pest control with the use of… Read More