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Category: Agriculture

Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality

indoor plants in office setting

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality… Read More

Yuvraj Khamare Wins Florida Weed Science Society Research Paper Competition

MREC graduate student Yuvraj Khamare won the Florida Weed Science Society’s Research Paper competition for his publication, Substrate stratification and fertilizer placement as a weed management tool in container nursery production.  Khamare, an environmental horticulture graduate… Read More

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services… Read More

Just Published: FE1090, Toward Sustainable Urban Landscape Management: Floridians’ Perceptions of Residential Landscapes and Their Maintenance Requirements

With more than 300,000 new residents expected annually, Florida has a booming population and, as a result, housing industry. With so many new Floridians entering the state, it begs the question, what do Floridians think… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

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 gardeners,… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Applications for Artificial Intelligence in Precision Agriculture

Water Wednesdays in February have focused on Precision Agriculture. As the last talk of the month, we invited Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis to talk about the applications of artificial intelligence and precision agriculture. Probably we all… Read More

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

using a magnifying glass to scout for a caterpillar on a plant

Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices are… Read More

New Video: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project has a new video resource available for industrial hemp growers: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida. The video, narrated by UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) professor of… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Precision Agriculture and Irrigation

Water Wednesdays in February focus on Precision Agriculture. Last Wednesday, Dr. Guzman, the Assistant Professor at the Indian River Research and Education Center, joined us and discussed precision agriculture and irrigation. Merriam-Webster defines Irrigation as… Read More