Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE
Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) environmental horticulture doctoral student Yuvraj Khamare placed third in the Charlie Parkerson Student Paper competition sponsored by the International Plant Propagators Society.
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Recently, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center graduate student and biological scientist Mengzi Zhang was awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Merit from the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the UF International Center.
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The plant clinic at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center will reopen to residents and resume taking horticultural business clientele on a walk-in basis in January 2022. The address is 2725 S. Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703.
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Reclaimed water is something that has been engineered and perfected over time. We have so much of it within Florida too. The benefits of using reclaimed water are exceptional. So, what exactly is reclaimed water?
Reclaimed water is former domestic ... READ MORE
This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture!
What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE
Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and drought have hurt begonia production in the ... READ MORE
Lantana strigocamara is a non-native landscape weed commonly found in natural wooded areas and undisturbed pastureland.
This plant is problematic year-round in the sunshine state, thriving in wet or dry soil.
Lantana is considered noxious ... READ MORE
Bidens alba, or Spanish needle, is a native Florida landscape weed.
A pollinator favorite, this native species serves a vital role in providing pollen and nectar for Florida wildlife, and is fine in natural areas.
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Euphorbia maculata, or spotted sandmat, is a native landscape weed of the Southeastern United States.
This plant pest is toxic to livestock and is a major agricultural plant pest. Be sure to remove this plant from the landscape, commercial ... READ MORE