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Tag: Environmental 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… Read More

UF experts offer tips for tree, lawn survival post-Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As property owners and managers clean up lawns and trees in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s wind and rain, University of Florida experts offer several tips for tree planning and recovery and… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More