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Water Wednesdays Recap – The Economic Value of Florida’s Springs

Springs are extremely important for the state of Florida. They provide vast natural, recreational, and economic values. They also provide scientific value and offer critical habitats for plants and animals, including endangered or threatened species…. Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Florida Springs: Water Quality and Effects on Algal Blooms

Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the nation. Last Wednesday, Dr. Andrea Albertin, the Northwest District Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent discussed Florida’s springs water quality and its effects on algal blooms. Springs… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Manure Management

Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. “Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important… Read More

UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle Visits MREC

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center hosted UF/IFAS vice president Scott Angle last week, showcasing center research projects focused on lifestyle horticulture. Angle visited along with UF/IFAS Communications associate vice president Chris Vivian, representatives from… Read More

Just Published: Consumer Preferences for Labels Disclosing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Neonicotinoid pesticide use in the U.S. ornamental horticulture industry continues to be in the spotlight due to potential health risks to pollinator insects, with several large retailers requiring disclose of use on plant labels. In… Read More

FRED’s Wei, Khachatryan Win Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Paper Award

Recently published research co-authored by UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department associate professor Hayk Khachatryan and postdoctoral researcher Xuan Wei, along with University of Tennessee Agricultural and Resource Economics Department assistant professor Alicia Rihn, has… Read More

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Microplastics and Marine Ecosystems

Do you know what the most prevalent type of marine debris we found in our ocean is? Plastics! Plastic debris can come in all shapes and sizes, but those that are less than five millimeters… Read More

Weed of the Week: Long-Stalked Phyllanthus

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 this week is long-stalked phyllanthus (Phyllanthus tenellus). Long-stalked… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Are Bioplastics Better?

Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often – bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire… Read More