The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is proud to congratulate Brian Pearson on his tenure and promotion to full professor in the Department of Environmental Horticulture.
“My ability to be successful at MREC is due to the ... READ MORE
You told us that finding Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in CORE were hard to find. We listened and created an online class for you! The class is available 24/7, 365 days a year and costs only $30.00!! The money from this class will be ... READ MORE
Have you heard of Thrips parvispinus and Lebeck mealybug, two of the newest invasive pest species to impact horticulture in Central Florida, and are interested in learning more?
The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center will be hosting ... READ MORE
An invasive thrips species has started to wreak havoc in Florida. The insect was first detected in Florida in 2020 but has since spread significantly across the state. What once was isolated to greenhouses now has begun to harm a wide range ... READ MORE
In this Let's Talk About Ag BMPs, the University of Florida Active Learning Program interns Katherine Monagas and John Mashburn interviewed Dr. Tara Wade, Agricultural Resource Economist in the Food and Resource Economics Department, and researched ... READ MORE
Cercospora leaf spots are a common issue affecting many ornamental crops like hostas, hydrangea, hibiscus, pansy, verbena, gardenia, and others. However, starting in the Fall of 2022, an increase in damage caused by the pathogen in Spathiyphyllum ... READ MORE
The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is proud to welcome our newest postdoctoral associate, Yuvraj Khamare, to our Landscape and Ornamental Production Weed Laboratory.
Get to know Dr. Khamare (who was also an MREC graduate student!) ... READ MORE
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
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
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