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Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

New medicinal plants course addresses industry needs

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May 10, 2022

Emerging industries require a skilled workforce to function. Sometimes, the industry begins to boom before employers can hire a sufficient number of skilled employees. That was the case for many employers in the medicinal plant industry, which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Professional Development, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Emerging Enterprises, Hemp, Medicinal Plants, UF College Of Pharmacy, UF/IFAS CALS

Buyer behavior change, climate initiatives among critical topics at UF/IFAS Ag Policy Outlook

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March 28, 2022

Speakers from across the country shared new research and insight -- including data about consumer behavior change since the pandemic began, Florida and national policy updates and crop outlooks for some of Florida’s largest commodities. It ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural Economics, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Food Is Our Middle Name

MREC Graduate Student Yuvraj Khamare Places at Student Research Competition


January 24, 2022

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. As part ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Turf, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Award, Horticulture, IPPS, Khamare, Marble, Scholarship, Student Competition, Student Scholarship, Weed Science
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Building better begonias

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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
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Hemp pest ID tool from UF/IFAS available now

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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
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Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

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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

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