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Sumter County Water School Recap: A Smashing Success


November 12, 2021

Sumter County Water School, which took place in The Villages October 21 and 22, was a smashing success this year, bringing together more than 20 industry professionals from Sumter and adjoining counties to discuss Florida's most precious resource: ... READ MORE

Category: , Water
Tags: Central Florida Water, Florida Water, Resource Management, Stormwater Pond, Sumter County, Water, Water Quality, Water Resource, Water School, Yilin, Yilin Zhuang, Zhuang

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Sycamore (Platanus spp.)


March 23, 2021

Platanus spp., or sycamore trees, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes, lining roadways, providing shade along sidewalks, or naturally occurring in natural areas. Sycamore is an iconic species native to the eastern half of the ... READ MORE

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Tags: Borden, Dale, Entomology, Juanita Popnoe, Kelly Laplante, Ket Pests, Key Plant, Key Plant Key Pests, Laplante, Matthew Borden, Pearson, Platanus Spp, Popenoe, Sycamore, Sycamore Pests, Warwick

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

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Wrap Up: MREC’s Strong Attendance at ASHS 2019


August 22, 2019

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center’s (MREC) researchers and graduate students had strong attendance at this year’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual international conference. The MREC team ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Annual, Breeding, Disease, Genetics, Germination, Horticulture, Human Issues, Keynote Speaker, Marketing, Pathology, Professional, Research, Soil, Water, Weed Control

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