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Be aware of these common toxic plants, experts say

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February 1, 2023

Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic to people or animals. A new UF/IFAS publication details some of the most common poisonous plants found in Florida residential landscapes. Ingestion ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Awareness, Gardening, Landscape, Marble, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Scouting, Toxic, Toxic Plants, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Weed Science

Genetic Diversity of Begonia and its Potential Uses in Breeding and Landscaping Workshop


January 26, 2023

Interested in learning more about begonia production and the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s begonia breeding program? Join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a in-service training and workshop, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Begonia, Begonia Breeding, Extension, Felter, Huo, In Service Training, Landscape, Research
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Free webinars on home well and septic system care offered by UF/IFAS

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January 12, 2023

Florida homeowners with a private well or septic system are invited to learn more about their home water and wastewater management systems through  free webinars hosted by UF/IFAS experts. WHO: UF/IFAS water resources regional specialized ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Free Event, Private Well, Septic System, Septic Tank, Water Quality, Water Quantity, Webinar, Webinars, Well Water

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

Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

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