Category: Horticulture

Green industry contributes more than $20B to Florida economy, up 19 percent from 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s environmental horticulture industry is recovering from the recession of 2007 to 2009, and it is growing in many sectors, with $21.8 billion in annual economic contributions. This is an increase of 19.2 percent from… Read More

UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

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DADE CITY, Fla. — More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension critical resource for Floridians impacted by Hurricane Irma

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Before, during and after Hurricane Irma, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension faculty and staff worked tirelessly to help Floridians impacted by the storm. From assessing damage, to rallying volunteers and… Read More

Hurricane Irma Impact: Florida’s Nursery and Landscape Industry Suffers Significant Loss

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For Immediate Release Contacts: Ben Bolusky, FNGLA’s Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Nelis, FNGLA’s Director of Communications & Public Relations Phone: 407-295-7994 | 800.375.3642 Email: bbolusky@fngla.org; jnelis@fngla.org As Hurricane Irma ripped through the state, Florida’s plant and tree nurseries… Read More

Photo gallery: Hurricane Irma damage

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UF/IFAS Facilities UF/IFAS Extension Collier County UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center 4-H Camp Clover Leaf   Agriculture Southwest Florida Columbia County DeSoto County  … Read More

Florida teachers get to be kids again at UF Plant Camp

By: Dehlia Albrecht, 352-273-3665; dehliadee@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While parents are getting ready to send their kids off to camps, two dozen teachers will prepare for their own summer adventure. On June 12, teachers from across the state… Read More

UF scientists prepare for devastating pest in China before it makes its way to U.S.

By: Ellison Langford GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A previously unrecognized pest is making a name for itself devastating American sweetgum trees in China. Now, University of Florida researchers fear the insect will make its way to the United States… Read More