Tag: research

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

TPIE 2019 Wrap Up

The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association hosted its annual Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) from January 16-18 in Ft. Lauderdale. Each year, the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) is just as excited to share our… Read More

Urban Food Systems & MREC

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is continuing to evolve to meet the lifestyle horticulture needs and interests of its urban constituency in Central Florida.  Urban food systems are becoming a major element of MREC’s urban portfolio…. Read More

AAAS Leshner Fellowship Update with MREC’s Roger Kjelgren

This past year, Roger Kjelgren, MREC’s center director, was awarded an American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Leshner Fellowship. We had a chance to chat with Kjegren about his experience as an AAAS Leshner Fellow so… Read More

Gator Day 2018 Wrap Up

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center joined other University of Florida colleges, centers and programs at the annual Gator Day, held at the state capitol in Tallahassee. Each group got the opportunity to represent their area of… Read More