An invasive thrips species has started to wreak havoc in Florida. The insect was first detected in Florida in 2020 but has since spread significantly across the state. What once was isolated to greenhouses now has begun to harm a wide range ... READ MORE
Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic to people or animals. A new UF/IFAS publication details some of the most common poisonous plants found in Florida residential landscapes.
Ingestion ... READ MORE
Interested in learning more about begonia production and the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s begonia breeding program?
Join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a in-service training and workshop, ... READ MORE
Florida homeowners with a private well or septic system are invited to learn more about their home water and wastewater management systems through free webinars hosted by UF/IFAS experts.
WHO: UF/IFAS water resources regional specialized ... READ MORE
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
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
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
Covid-19 Policies Update: The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) is now open to visitors on an appointment-only basis. To meet with a specific MREC team member, please contact them directly to schedule your appointment. The MREC ... READ MORE