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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
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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

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

Weed of the week : Hairy Bittercress


September 16, 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 the week is Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta). Hairy ... 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, Greenhouse Weed Management, Horticulture, Marble, MREC, Ornamental Weed Management, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weed Science Wednesday, Weed Wednesday, Yuvraj Khamare

Weed of the week: Praxelis


September 2, 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 the week is Praxelis (Praxelis clematidea). ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, EDIS, Environmental Horticulture, Extension, Herbicides, Horticulture, MREC, Noxious Weed, Pest Management, Plants, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Of The Week, Weed Science, Weed Science Wednesday, Weed Wednesday, Weeds, Yuvraj Khamare

Weed of the week : Artillery weed


August 5, 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 the week is Artillery weed (Pilea microphylla). Artillery ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chris Marble, Environmental Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Greenhouse, Horticulture, MREC, Nursery, Research, Ufmrec, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weeds, Yuvraj Khamare

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds


July 22, 2020

There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apopka, Central Florida, Chemical Control, Chris Marble, EDIS, Environmental Horticulture, Glyphosate, Herbicides, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, Khamare, Landscape, MREC, Nursery, Roundup, Weed Control, Weed Management, Weed Science, Weeds, Yuvraj Khamare

EDIS Update: A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias- Classification and Diversity


July 13, 2020

The begonia is the fifth largest genus of flowering plants and often used in hanging baskets, flowerpots and garden beds, in addition to landscapes. This EDIS publication breaks down the basics of begonias such as their classification and diversity. According ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Basics, Begonia, Colors, Downloads, EDIS, Edis Update, Flowering Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Horticulture

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