As we are spending more time at home, many of us now have the time and opportunity to plant our home gardens. Below is advice from the professional horticulturalists and gardeners of MREC.
Advice from Annette Chandler:
A garden doesn't ... READ MORE
As most of the faculty, staff and students at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center are working from home during these unprecedented times, we decided to introduce you to the newest team members at MREC – our pets.
Astro, Director ... READ MORE
Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) graduate student Yuvraj Khamare participated in the College of Agricultural and Life Science’s (CALS) Accelerate to Industry (A2i) graduate student competition, winning a scholarship for his ... READ MORE
Spring is the perfect time to add color to your landscape. A butterfly garden can accomplish this goal, and here’s what you need to do. First, find out what butterflies live in your area and concentrate on attracting them to your yard. Here ... READ MORE
Beginning immediately, the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) will be closed to visitors, following guidelines established by the University of Florida and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to control the spread ... READ MORE
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
Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources.
UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water, ... READ MORE
The 2020 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) took place this year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from January 22-24. TPIE offers attendees the opportunity to see the latest horticultural trends, plant varieties and speak directly to hundreds ... READ MORE
This week’s weed of the week is Goosegrass (Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.). Goosegrass is a summer annual found throughout Florida's gardens, lawns, roadsides, and open fields. Goosegrass is found through most of the tropics and ... READ MORE