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Tweet All About It: Catherine Campbell Presents MREC Research at Virtual Conference

July 27, 2020

This summer, many academic conferences have moved to an online format in the wake of COVID-19. The Association for the Study of Food and Society was no exception, hosting their #FoodStudies20 conference on Twitter. Catherine Campbell, assistant ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Campbell, Catherine Campbell, Food Systems, Foodstudies20, MREC, Multidisciplinary, Research, Social Media, Twitter, Virtual Conference

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

Now Online: Water Wednesday Landing Page

July 21, 2020

Water Wednesday, a series of videos aimed at sharing information from UF/IFAS experts with Central Floridians on a variety of water conservation practices, has a new website. The new Water Wednesday site, which highlight’s the weekly Facebook ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Irrigation, Natural Resources, Outreach, Science Communication, Water, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin, Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Florida Automated Weather Network

July 20, 2020

Have you heard of FAWN? What is FAWN? FAWN is Florida Automated Weather Network. It is a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997. Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Project Manager of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Water
Tags: FAWN, Florida Automated Weather Station, Irrigation, Rainfall, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

New Weed Science Resource: Comparing Plant ID Apps

July 17, 2020

The Landscape and Ornamental Production Weed Management Laboratory at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center has a new resource comparing plant identification apps and offering tips for budding horticulturists who are hoping to use apps ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Chris Marble, Inaturalist, Leafsnap, Marble, MREC, Plant App, Plant ID, Plantnet, Plantsnap, Weed Science, Weed Science Wednesday, Weeds

Water Wednesday Recap – Irrigation and Calibration

July 14, 2020

Why do we have irrigation systems in Florida? What are irrigation system requirements and why does what we do in our own yards impact Florida’s water? Last Water Wednesday, Tina McIntyre and Brooke Moffis, the Horticulture Agents in Seminole ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, , Water
Tags: Brooke Moffis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation Calibration, Irrigation System, Less Water, Tina McIntyre, Water, Water Conservation, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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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Wild Weeds: Friends or Foes?

July 8, 2020

When it comes to gardening mishaps, sometimes letting weeds run wild can be a good thing. Have you ever noticed tiny white flowers lining roadways, or more commonly, your landscape bed? What about flowers in fields, forests, or other natural ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Blanketflower, Butterflyweed, Caroline Warwick, Chris Marble, Frogfruit, Khamare, Marble, Pollinators, Spanish Needle, Tickseed, Weed Science, Weeds, Woodsorrel, Yuvraj Khamare

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