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Something bugging your landscape? Ask for help at the Residential Plant Clinic in Apopka!

October 16, 2023

Orange County is the 5th largest county in the state of Florida. Our residents are fortunate to have access to 2 free Plant Clinics, one of which is located in Apopka at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC)!  At our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: (MGV), Apopka, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Horticulture, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, MREC, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County, Pest Management, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostic, Plants, Trees, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Vegetable Gardening
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UF/IFAS names new director of Mid-Florida Research and Education Center

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April 21, 2023

UF/IFAS professor Kirsten Pelz-Stelinski will begin her role as director of the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center on August 1. As director, Pelz-Stelinski will lead faculty, staff and students at the Apopka research center. ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Director, Leadership, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, MREC, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center
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April 15, 2023

2023 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - Horticulture, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Jamie Daugherty, UF/IFAS Lake County Extension. Yilin Zhuang, UF/IFAS MREC, Gabriel Vicari, UF/IFAS Marion County ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: 2023, 2023 Central District All Faculty Symposium, A. Marek, Amanda Marek, B. Moffis, Brooke Moffis, Central District Symposium, Extension, FFL, Florida Yards And Neighborhoods, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, FYN, G. Vacari, Gabriel Vicari, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, IFAS, Ifas Extension, J. Daugherty, Jamielyn Daugherty, K. Stump, Krista Stump, Lake County, Marion County, MREC, Osceola County, Seminole County, T. Silvasy, Tia Silvasy, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, Y. Zhuang, Yilin Zhuang

MREC Recognizes Staff at MREC Superior Accomplishment Awards

January 9, 2023

Staff at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center ended their year with celebration and special recognition, the MREC Superior Accomplishment Awards. The MREC Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize MREC staff and team members for their ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: Accomplishment, Carmen Nazario, Employee Recognition, Irma Herrera, Matt Creech, MREC, Superior Accomplishment Awards, Superior Award

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

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