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Stormwater Ponds May Harbor Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research Finds


May 28, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Stormwater ponds are prevalent throughout Florida’s urban and residential landscapes, but University of Florida researchers are looking into whether these engineered ecosystems support the spread of invasive plant species. An ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, AJ Reisinger, Basil Iannone, Carrie Adams, Eban Bean, Environmental Horticulture Department, Invasive Species, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, SHED, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater Pond, Urban Ecology, Water
Raised beds separate the spikey plants from the pathway.

A Manual for the Design and Implementation of Teaching and Demonstration Gardens


September 8, 2015

Teaching and demonstration gardens are places where the public can learn about different types of gardens and landscapes. This 10-page fact sheet discusses the various types of gardens, how to plan and develop a demonstration garden, logistical ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Recreation
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Environmental Horticulture Department, Gail Hansen, Landscape Design
Figure 3. Graceful sandmat inflorescence. Credit: Theresa Chormanski

Biology and Management of Graceful Sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) in Ornamental Crop Production


August 5, 2015

Graceful sandmat (Chamaesyce hypericifolia) is a problematic weed that often grows in container media in ornamental plant nurseries. This 4-page facts sheet profiles the biology of graceful sandmat and recommends physical, cultural, and chemicals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture
Tags: Apopka REC, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture Department, Euphorbiaceae, Lyn A. Gettys, Nursery Weeds, Theresa Chormanski
Picture Name: 06122S Chestnut Hill Nursery, near Gainesville, FL. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Commercial Production of Ornamental Tropical Foliage Plants: Micropropagation


July 2, 2015

Florida nursery operators need to understand plant propagation principles and techniques so they can grow enough plants for sale. Micropropagation is a way to culture plant tissue to rapidly propagate a large number of plants. This 4-page fact ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Apopka REC, Environmental Horticulture Department, Jianjun Chen, Richard J. Henny, Tropical Foliage Plants

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