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Category: Agriculture

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium

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 hysterophorous). This weed… Read More

Weed of the Week: Long-Stalked Phyllanthus

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 tenellus). Long-stalked phyllanthus is native… Read More

MREC’s Dr. Catherine Campbell Featured on WCJB’s “What’s Growing On?” Segment

Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic. Campbell was interviewed as part of WCJB20’s… Read More

EDIS Update: LED Light Increases Leaf Area and Root Length of Humulus lupulus (var. Tettnanger) In Vitro

Hops, a growing specialty crop in Florida, are most well-known for their contributions to beer.  Hop plants are often reproduced using vegetative techniques, but micropropagation is becoming more popular due to an increased production rate. In this EDIS… Read More

Weed of the week : Hairy Bittercress

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 the week is Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta). Hairy bittercress is native… Read More

Just Published: Florida Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Adaptation and Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic had substantial impact on economies across the country, and Florida’s agriculturalists were no exception. In Florida fruit and vegetable growers’ adaptation and response to COVID-19, assistant professor of community food systems Catherine Campbell (@GatorLiving) and… Read More

Weed of the Week: Goosegrass

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week is Goosegrass (Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.). Goosegrass is… Read More

Weed of the week: Praxelis

  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 the week is Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea). Praxelis is a newly… Read More