Florida is home to over 315 species of native wild bees, which thrive on flowers for survival. But some bees are in critical decline. While the public is increasingly interested in conserving pollinators and in pollinator-friendly gardening, ... READ MORE
‘Pinky Swear,’ ‘Wonderland’ and ‘Salsa.’ Those are the catchy names of the three new caladium varieties released by University of Florida researchers.
The first, ‘Pinky Swear’ is already available at a nursery near you. So ... READ MORE
Wagner Vendrame, a 22-year veteran of UF/IFAS, has been named interim chair of the Department of Environmental Horticulture, effective Jan. 1.
Vendrame, spent most of his career at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center. While ... READ MORE
Like many people seeking enrichment during the COVID-19 pandemic, I sought discovery of new hobbies including indoor plant cultivation. I started with a few houseplants. Their growth and beauty would be a physical reflection of hard work and ... READ MORE
When you think of decorative holiday plants, you might buy traditional poinsettias. But have you ever considered a caladium at Christmas?
University of Florida scientists want to add caladiums, known for their beautiful foliage, as an option ... READ MORE
As you watch workers use chainsaws to cut down the bines of hop cones for this year’s fall harvest, you can almost sense the craft beer the hops will eventually produce.
Last week, scientists at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research ... READ MORE
Floridians want to keep the shade in their cities, so they favor tree protection measures, a new University of Florida study shows. But researchers were surprised to find that about half the urban residents surveyed support ordinances that protect ... READ MORE
A new NIFA-funded project will examine pollen formation and viability in corn when heat stress is introduced during the different developmental stages.
The research aims to identify genetic resiliency markers that may inform future ... READ MORE
OrangeTV, the official channel of Orange County, Florida's government, recently visited the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center to discuss horticulture and UF/IFAS Extension.
Dr. Brian Pearson is an associate professor in the department ... READ MORE
Just because a tree looks a bit odd or damaged, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to topple during a tropical storm or hurricane, new University of Florida research shows.
When assessing trees, arborists normally examine dozens ... READ MORE