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EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)


March 16, 2021

Liriope muscari, or Lilyturf, can commonly be found across Florida's landscapes. Lilyturf is a grasslike perennial commonly used to line pathways and known for its lilac-purple flowers. This UF/IFAS Extension publication is designed for Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Caroline Warwick, Dave Norman, Edis, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Juanita Popenoe, Key Pests, Key Plant, Lilyturf, Liriope, Liriope Muscari, MREC, Research Update

Preview: Florida Water Policy


March 1, 2021

  It's no secret that water is Florida's most precious resource. After all, Florida is surrounded by 1,350 miles of coastline and home to more than 7,800 natural lakes 0 including the 448,000-acre Lake Okeechobee. With a growing ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Central Florida Water Initiative, Florida Water, Florida Water Policy, Florida Water Quality, MREC, Water Policy, Water Quality, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle Visits MREC


October 21, 2020

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center hosted UF/IFAS vice president Scott Angle last week, showcasing center research projects focused on lifestyle horticulture. Angle visited along with UF/IFAS Communications associate vice president ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chris Vivian, Consumer Behavior, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Industrial Hemp, Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Kratom, Lifestyle Horticulture, MREC, Scott Angle

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium


October 14, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, Edis, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Greenhouse, Herbicides, Horticulture, Khamare, Landscape, Marble, MREC, Nursery, Plants, Research, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Weeds

Weed of the Week: Long-Stalked Phyllanthus


September 30, 2020

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. The weed of this week is long-stalked phyllanthus (Phyllanthus ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Chris Marble, Edis, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Florida Water, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Greenhouse, Herbicides, Horticulture, Landscape, Marble, MREC, UF, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Yuvraj Khamare

Water Wednesdays Recap – Are Bioplastics Better?


September 29, 2020

Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often - bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire answered this question in the last ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Biodegradable, Bioplastics, Compostable, Environmentally Friendly, Florida Water, Microplastics, MREC, Plastic, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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