Tag: Environmental Horticulture

UF experts suggest ways to save water during drought

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts suggest ways to maintain your landscape during this drought, including an irrigation audit and knowing the watering laws in your area. UF/IFAS Extension agents… Read More

Time to mow more: It’s good for the environment and for curb appeal

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With higher temperatures come higher lawns, so now that spring is in full swing, you may mow more often. When you do, you help preserve the environment and keep your yard aesthetically pleasing, a… Read More

Wet ‘dry season’ damaged valuable ornamentals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s winters are usually dry, but the wet winter of 2015-2016 helped spread pathogens that destroyed ornamental plants in Miami-Dade County. That’s a problem in an area where the industry generated an estimated $998 million… Read More

Hops research among UF/IFAS winners at national horticultural science awards

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hops research by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers is gaining national scientific recognition in addition to media attention. Three UF/IFAS scientists are not only trying… Read More

UF/IFAS plant scientists try to breed a little cupid magic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Roses are red; violets are blue, and University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are developing better breeds of Valentine’s Day plants just for you. Here are just a couple of examples…. Read More

UF/IFAS study: Most homeowners can’t properly assess damage to their trees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The next time a storm tears up your yard, let an expert assess the damage to any trees. A study from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences shows that homeowners perceive… Read More

$2 million UF/IFAS study to focus on antibiotic resistance; $500,000 study on taste retention

Jeong, left, and Folta, right GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will try to figure out how antibiotic-resistant microorganisms get into cattle. Another will study how to get tomatoes and strawberries to retain their flavors and… Read More