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EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Poison Ivy in the Home Landscape

Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a toxic, pesky landscape pest found throughout Florida. Known for leaving painful rashes on everyone it touches, poison ivy can be difficult to manage once established in the landscape. This… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Sycamore (Platanus spp.)

Platanus spp., or sycamore trees, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes, lining roadways, providing shade along sidewalks, or naturally occurring in natural areas. Sycamore is an iconic species native to the eastern half of… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Florida Betony (Stachys floridana)

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week and featured EDIS publication… Read More

Weed of the Week: Galinsoga (Galinsoga quadriradiata)

  This week’s weed of the week and featured EDIS publication is about galinsoga (Galinsoga quadriradiata). Galinsoga is a common weed in agricultural fields, container-grown ornamentals, landscape planting beds, lawns, gardens, and other disturbed areas…. Read More

Weed of the Week: Praxelis clematidea

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly post about weed’s found in Florida’s landscapes, production nurseries, and natural areas. This week’s weed of the week is Praxelis clematidea. Praxelis clematidea is an annual short-lived perennial herb and… Read More

Industrial Hemp Virtual Workshop Now Available

Interested in learning more about industrial hemp production in Florida? On Monday, January 11 the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Program launched a virtual workshop aimed at updating Floridians on the latest industrial hemp research conducted across… Read More

Just Published: Consumer Preferences for Labels Disclosing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Neonicotinoid pesticide use in the U.S. ornamental horticulture industry continues to be in the spotlight due to potential health risks to pollinator insects, with several large retailers requiring disclose of use on plant labels. In… Read More

MREC’s Dr. Catherine Campbell Featured on WCJB’s “What’s Growing On?” Segment

Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic. Campbell was interviewed as… Read More