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Category: Horticulture

With COVID case concerns in key southeast industries, Department of Health, UF/IFAS Extension amplify workplace safety outreach

A concern for the agribusinesses, pest management and lawn care industries in southeast Florida is the motive behind a bolstered safety initiative led by the collaboration between UF/IFAS and the Department of Health in four counties. UF/IFAS Cooperative… Read More

EDIS Update: A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias- Classification and Diversity

The begonia is the fifth largest genus of flowering plants and often used in hanging baskets, flowerpots and garden beds, in addition to landscapes. This EDIS publication breaks down the basics of begonias such as their classification and… Read More

Wild Weeds: Friends or Foes?

When it comes to gardening mishaps, sometimes letting weeds run wild can be a good thing. Have you ever noticed tiny white flowers lining roadways, or more commonly, your landscape bed? What about flowers in fields, forests, or… Read More

Growing Citrus – in a simpler time.…. maybe it’s time.

It seems like simpler times when I was hosting Gardeners Hotline television show (WDSC–PBS) featuring the citrus grower, Bruce Crump (past owner of Vo-LaSalle Farms) on growing citrus in Volusia County. Citrus greening was beginning to play havoc… Read More

In Memoriam: Gene Albrigo

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year,  UF/IFAS lost one of its most accomplished faculty members. Below is a remembrance written by Jim Syvertsen, Emeritus Professor of Plant Physiology, University of Florida/IFAS  and  published in the  June 2020 issue of… Read More

Brian Pearson Wins Teaching Scholar Honors from NACTA

Brian Pearson, assistant professor of landscape, ornamental and protected crop management in the department of environmental horticulture at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC), won the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture’s Teaching Scholar award at… Read More

Paper Mulberry – Wild Weeds

Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month Paper Mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera This category 2 invasive species is a tree that is used extensively in the ornamental industry. Native to Japan and Taiwan, paper mulberry was introduced as a… Read More