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Swapping red and black for orange and blue: How three Georgia Bulldogs became UF/IFAS leaders


October 26, 2022

While the University of Florida and the University of Georgia may be rivals on the football field, both land-grant universities share a commitment to growing future leaders in agriculture and natural resources. There is a lot of “cross-pollination” ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Dean Kopsell, Environmental Horticulture, Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Matt Whiles, News, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

Study: Most trees survive winds from hurricanes as strong as Category 1; experts still urge caution

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August 23, 2022

As the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches, a new University of Florida study shows most trees withstand tropical storm winds up to 95 mph in category 1 hurricanes. But lead study author Andrew Koeser and other UF/IFAS experts ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Arborist, Damage, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hurricanes, International Association Of Arboriculture, Tampa, Tree Failure, Trees, Urban Trees, Wind

UF releases 4 new caladium varieties as Florida continues to lead the world in production of this popular ornamental

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June 14, 2022

Caladium lovers owe Florida a debt of gratitude. The Sunshine State serves as the sole source of caladiums for the world, satisfying the needs of growers and consumers. “Caladiums love summer rains and heat and thrive in our climate,” ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Caladiums, Cultivars, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Zhanao Deng

11,000 tree varieties in North America, but only a few species dot cityscapes

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May 5, 2022

If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities. Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Landscape Architects, Lethal Bronzing, Live Oak, Palms, Removal, Species, Species Diversity, Stormwater, Trees, Urban, Urban Heat, USDA

Say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ with a plant – maybe even one bred by UF/IFAS

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April 28, 2022

As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, you can make mom feel special in any number of ways: Some of your options include fixing her breakfast, taking her out for dinner and/or buying her flowers or a plant. Mother’s Day is May 8, and flora ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Caladium, Coleus, David Clark, Environmental Horticulture, Family, Gift, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Joanna Courtemanche, Mother's Day, Petunia, Plant Breeders, Plant Breeding, Plants, Zhanao Deng

Citizen science program: Grow your own tomatoes to help address food insecurity


February 28, 2022

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, victory gardens emerged as a popular way for people to grow their own food and explore a healthy hobby. Now a new program from UF/IFAS aims to understand what home growers need to be successful. ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua County, Broward County, Celina Gomez, Citizen Science, Environmental Horticulture, Featured, News, Orange County, Special Topics
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A silver anniversary celebrates a golden UF/IFAS Extension idea

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February 23, 2022

ST. LUCIE, Fla – When Anita Neal, an environmental horticulture agent at UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, saw the need for better access to fresh, local produce for the community, she thought of a community garden.   She invited local ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Anita Neal, Environmental Horticulture, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS Southeast District

Homemade device may help arborists assess odds of falling trees causing damage

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February 9, 2022

With a device they can make on their own for only $159, arborists can for the most part accurately assess whether people and pedestrians are at risk of danger if a tree falls in your yard. That’s way less than the machines on the market, which ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Arborists, Environmental Horticulture, Fall Zone, Falling Trees, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Homemade Device, Pedestrians, Ryan Klein, Target Occupancy Rate, Tree-risk Assessment, Trees, Vehicles

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