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Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

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 Scholar award at… Read More

Weed of the Week: Spanish Needles

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 this week is Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.). In Florida, there are… Read More

MREC Graduate Student Awarded by Garden Communicators Association

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) graduate student Yuvraj Khamare was recently recognized by Garden Communicators International (GardenComm) and awarded with a scholarship. Khamare, who also blogs for MREC, is interested in science communication and helping people reconnect… Read More

MREC’s Yuvraj Khamare Wins Accelerate to Industry Scholarship Award

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Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) graduate student Yuvraj Khamare participated in the College of Agricultural and Life Science’s (CALS) Accelerate to Industry (A2i) graduate student competition, winning a scholarship for his outstanding application. The A2i program was… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

TPIE 2020 Wrap Up: Plants, People and Prosperity

The 2020 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) took place this year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from January 22-24. TPIE offers attendees the opportunity to see the latest horticultural trends, plant varieties and speak directly to hundreds of exhibitors… Read More

UF Undergrad Wins Outstanding Student Award

Sarah Birkmire was recognized by the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department with an Outstanding Undergraduate Award. In addition to the award, Birkmire will receive a scholarship to aid in academic costs. “I feel honored to have been… 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 in her own… Read More

MREC Graduate Student Wins Proposal Competition and Travel Grant at Root Short Course

MREC graduate student Yuvraj Khamare won a mock grant proposal and $300 travel grant from the University of Florida short course entitled Linking Root Architecture to Function. Khamare worked with three other graduate students to create a mock… Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Travis Marois

This week, we would like to spotlight Travis Marois, a plant science and University of Florida alumni from the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center in Apopka. Travis transferred into the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and LIfe Sciences to… Read More