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


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


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


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
image - Anita Neal at IRREC in lab

A silver anniversary celebrates a golden UF/IFAS Extension idea


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


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

University of Florida and University of Kentucky put aside rivalry to rally around love of growing plants


September 30, 2021

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats have been meeting on the football field since 1917, and the teams will meet again this Saturday at UK’s Kroger Field. Athletic rivalries aside, the two land-grant universities share a common goalpost: ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, News

New growth chamber facility on UF campus investment in Florida agriculture


February 1, 2021

A new plant science facility has opened on the main UF campus in Gainesville. The UF/IFAS Growth Chamber Facility will help faculty and students study how changes in climate may impact Florida agriculture. The facility contains 15 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Dean Kopsell, Entomology And Nematology, Environmental Horticulture, Horticultural Sciences, Jerry Fankhauser, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

UF/IFAS hosts global plant breeding virtual meeting January 28-29


January 21, 2021

Media Contact: Brad Buck, 352-875-2641 (mobile), bradbuck@ufl.edu WHO: The UF Plant Science Council and UF/IFAS plant-breeding faculty and students. WHAT: Students and faculty from UF/IFAS and around the world present the Fifth Annual ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: Breeding, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Crops, David Clark, Elaine Turner, Environmental Horticulture, Forage, Fruits, Ornamentals, Plant Science Symposium, Sugar Cane, Turfgrass, Vegetables, Zoom

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