You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means “you plant it and you forget it” or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape.
While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don’t forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month… Read More
The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) is honored to announce MREC and Family, Youth and Community Sciences faculty member Catherine Campbell was awarded a Support for Emerging Enterprise Development Integration Teams (SEEDIT) grant for the 2020-2021 year…. Read More
Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida. This week’s weed of the week is Chickweed (Stellaria media). Chickweed is a… Read More
Water pollution from stormwater runoff threatens Florida’s valuable water resources. Undeveloped land covered with grass, plants, and trees absorbs rainwater. As Florida continue to grow, more of this land is covered with hard impervious surfaces such as roads,… Read More
Brave New Viral World Welcome to MREC in our upside-down world of COVID-19. Adjusting has been challenging for the University of Florida and IFAS, but especially for our client industries. MREC’s industry portfolio is largely based on the… Read More
Some of you may already know we are starting a new series – Water Wednesday. Water Wednesday is a Facebook Live series provided by Agents and Specialists in UF/IFAS. Every Wednesday 2 pm ET, we will live stream… Read More
Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) graduate student Yuvraj Khamare was recently recognized by Garden Communicators International (GardenComm) and awarded with a scholarship. Khamare, who also blogs for MREC, is interested in science communication and helping people reconnect… Read More
Water is the foundation of life. The Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent, Yilin Zhuang, is teaming up with County Agents in Central District and launching a new water series on Facebook Live – Water Wednesday.
Weeds are wild plants growing in an undesirable location. They compete with the landscape, crops or natural habitat for resources. There are numerous strategies to fight weeds, including both chemical herbicides and non-chemical measures. Without chemical herbicide in… Read More