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MREC Graduate Student Yuvraj Khamare Wins Horticulture Research Institute Scholarship


January 31, 2022

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) environmental horticulture doctoral student Yuvraj Khamare was recently awarded the 2021-2022 Spring Meadow – Proven Winners Scholarship by the Horticulture Research Institute. “Plants ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Horticulture, Horticulture Research Institute, Khamare, Scholarship, Student, Weed, Weed Science, Yuvraj Khamare

Crabgrass in St. Augustinegrass Lawns

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June 1, 2021

One of the most common summer weeds we see in lawns in Florida is crabgrass. This grass really stands out with its spreading habit away from a center point, growing over the lawn, and is often hairy. There are actually a few different varieties ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn
Tags: Clay County, Crabgrass, Florida, Florida Friendly, Landscaping, Lawn, Pesticide, St. Augustine, St. Augustinegrass, Turf, Weed

Weed of the Week: Spanish Needles


June 24, 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 Spanish Needles (Bidens spp.). In Florida, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Bees, Butterfly, Environmental Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Nursery, Pollinators, Spanish Needles, Weed, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Wildflower

GIANT SMUTGRASS CONTROL TRIAL B. Justesen, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, J. Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, J. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension. Orange County, Orlando, FL, and B. Sellers, UF/IFAS REC. Ona, FL.


April 15, 2019

Situation: Giant Smutgrass (Sporobolus jacquemontii) is a perennial bunch- type grass that produces over 45,000 seeds per plant per year. Weeds in pastures and rangelands cost ranchers and livestock owners in excess of $180 million annually ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Ag, Agriculture, Justesen, Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Weed, Weed Control, Yarborough

Things to Do in the Garden This October

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October 2, 2018

October can be a busy month in the garden and temperatures cool and you actually want to be outside. Your lawn will begin to grow slower, so not fertilizing and limiting your irrigation if we stay wet can be key. You can even start to slow ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bluegrass, Cabbage, Chrysanthemum, Collards, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Garden, Greens, Herbicide, Irrigation, Lawn, October, Turf, Weed, What To Plant

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