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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Hemp pest ID tool from UF/IFAS available now

green industrial hemp plants

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… Read More

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

hemp plants in an indoor environment with artificial lighting for research

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… 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

UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle Visits MREC

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 Chris Vivian, representatives from… Read More

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

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 assistant professor Alicia Rihn, has… Read More

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… 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… 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… 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…. Read More