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Building better begonias


November 9, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Begonias, Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Fngla, Grant, Plant Breeding, Usda
green industrial hemp plants

Hemp pest ID tool from UF/IFAS available now


September 30, 2021

Pests can cause devastating impacts to a hemp crop. The first step to tackle a pest problem is to identify the unwelcome intruder. A new UF/IFAS hemp pest identification tool takes the guesswork out of identifying some of the potential Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Hemp, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project
hemp plants in an indoor environment with artificial lighting for research

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers


August 19, 2021

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Hemp, Hemp Research, Industrial Hemp, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

Yuvraj Khamare Wins Florida Weed Science Society Research Paper Competition


July 19, 2021

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, ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Award, Chirs Marble, Florida Weed Science Society, Graduate Student, Landscape And Ornamental, Liverwort, MREC, Scholarship, Student, Substrate, Weed, Weed Science, Yuvraj Khamare

UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle Visits MREC


October 21, 2020

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center hosted UF/IFAS vice president Scott Angle last week, showcasing center research projects focused on lifestyle horticulture. Angle visited along with UF/IFAS Communications associate vice president ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Chris Vivian, Consumer Behavior, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Industrial Hemp, Jeanna Mastrodicasa, Kratom, Lifestyle Horticulture, MREC, Scott Angle

FRED’s Wei, Khachatryan Win Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Paper Award


October 15, 2020

Recently published research co-authored by UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department associate professor Hayk Khachatryan and postdoctoral researcher Xuan Wei, along with University of Tennessee Agricultural and Resource Economics Department ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: AAEA, Agricultural Economics, Award, Economics, FRED, Khachatryan, Outstanding Paper, Research, Rihn, Specialty Crop, Wei

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium


October 14, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, EDIS, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Greenhouse, Herbicides, Horticulture, Khamare, Landscape, Marble, MREC, Nursery, Plants, Research, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Weeds

Weed of the Week: Long-Stalked Phyllanthus


September 30, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Chris Marble, EDIS, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Florida Water, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Greenhouse, Herbicides, Horticulture, Landscape, Marble, MREC, Uf, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Science, Weed Wednesday, Yuvraj Khamare

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


September 28, 2020

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Catherine Campbell, Community Food Systems, Covid-19, Florida Agriculture, MREC, MREC News, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food, WCJB20

Meet the MREC Postdocs


September 24, 2020

In celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, allow us to introduce the MREC postdoctoral research associates: Dr. Steven Anderson, whose research is focused on examining the production of industrial hemp in Florida in greenhouses. ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Research

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