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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

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

Industry Spotlight: Green Sky Growers by Valencia College

Green Sky Growers by Valencia College operates urban aquaponic and hydronic systems to showcase how to grow local, fresh produce. Based in downtown Winter Garden, Green Sky Growers by Valencia College is located in a state-of-the-art rooftop greenhouse… Read More

Wrap Up: MREC’s Strong Attendance at ASHS 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 participated in panel sessions, gave presentations and presented… Read More

Key Plant, Key Pests: Holly (Ilex sp.)

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the eighth in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Pests, Key Plants- Pines

This series of Key Plant, Key Pests publications are designed for Florida gardeners, horticulturalists, and landscape professionals to help identify common pests associated with common Florida flora. This publication, the seventh in the Key Plant, Key Pests series, helps identify the most… Read More

Industry Spotlight: The Magnolia Company

For almost 20 years, The Magnolia Company has spread holiday cheer with its handmade wreaths and decorations made from magnolia tree leaves. This family-owned business continues to produce high quality and long-lasting wreaths that retain their natural or… Read More

UF CALS Graduate Student Wins ISHS Young Minds Award

  UF CALS doctoral student Sean Campbell won the Young Minds Award at the second World Beverage Conference co-sponsored  by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). The event took place in Xi’An, Shaanxi in China this past October and… Read More

Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Kevin Dewansingh

This week, we would like to spotlight Kevin Dewansingh, an undergraduate plant science student here at the UF IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) in Apopka. Kevin went to Valencia College to get his associate of arts degree… Read More