Tag: horticulture

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 include evapotranspiration and… Read More

Wrap Up: MREC’s Strong Attendance at ASHS 2019

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s (MREC) researchers and graduate students had strong attendance at this year’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual international conference. The MREC team participated in panel sessions, gave presentations and presented… Read More

MREC Researcher Featured on Horticultural Marketing Podcast

MREC researcher Alicia Rihn was a guest on Bridget Behe’s podcast, a horticultural marketing researcher and speaker. Rihn talked about consumer perceptions about local versus organic food plants. In addition, the two talked about how consumers relate to… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Pusley (Richardia L.) in Tomato, Pepper, Cucurbit, and Strawberry Production

Pusley (Richardia L.) is a common Florida weed in vegetable and strawberry production. The Florida pusley is a native to the state but the three South American varieties are often mistaken for each due to similar distributions, growth habits,… 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

Key Plant, Key Pests: Holly (Ilex sp.)

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the eighth in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Yellow (Cyperus escuelentus) and Purple Nutsedge (C. rotundus) in Ornamental Crop Production and Landscapes

The yellow (Cyperus escuelentus) and purple nutsedge (C. rotundus) both can be used in ornamental lawns and crop production. This updated EDIS publication gives insight on how to manage this grass and its general biology. The habitat, distribution, physical makeup,… Read More

EDIS Update: Process of Drying Post-Harvest Hops (Humulus lupulus) for Small-Scale Producers Using a Novel Drying Rig

It is an industry standard to use dried hops in the beer production process for both Florida hop growers and hobby brewers. This EDIS publication focuses on the drying of post-harvest hops (Humulus lupulus) before storage to prevent mildew or… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Pests, Key Plants- Pines

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the seventh in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most… Read More