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image - FLREC assistant professor of nematology Abolfazl Hajihassani

UF/IFAS scientist battles ‘hidden enemies’ in South Florida’s soil


March 6, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more. As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Crops, Nematodes, Ornamental Plant Industry, Research, Root-knot Nematodes, Soil, Soil Microbes, Soil Science, South Florida, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center
image - Boston Ferns in Miami Dade plot

New fungus brings truffle-like fungi, wilting leaves, unpleasant smell in potted Boston Ferns


November 17, 2021

Boston ferns, cultivated by Florida growers since 1912, are a popular consumer choice on porches, balconies, patios and landscapes for their tropical look. A popular and profitable item grown in nurseries, the species can be damaged by ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Plant Pathology, Plant Diagnostic Clinic, Romina Gazis, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
rows of red and green begonias in liners inside a greenhouse

Building better begonias


November 9, 2021

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and drought have hurt begonia production in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Begonias, Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, FNGLA, Grant, Plant Breeding, Usda

Plant this not that: a new guide to protect Florida


October 15, 2021

Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially destructive species often try to call Florida home, too. A new guide developed by UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County outlines ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Invasive, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasives

University of Florida and University of Kentucky put aside rivalry to rally around love of growing plants


September 30, 2021

The Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats have been meeting on the football field since 1917, and the teams will meet again this Saturday at UK’s Kroger Field. Athletic rivalries aside, the two land-grant universities share a common goalpost: ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Environmental Horticulture, News
image - papaya trial field at TREC for Chambers Brewer study

Papaya consumer popularity prompts UF/IFAS trial for commercial expansion


July 14, 2021

Highlights: Papaya is an attractive fruit-bearing addition to homeowner landscapes, a key ingredient in savory dishes, and a delicious dessert fruit when picked ripe. South Florida’s climate provides a suitable year-round environment ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Commercial Horticulture, Horticulture, Papayas, Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Solutions, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

What’s that weed? New weed ID video series available


June 14, 2021

A new video series will help hobby gardeners and professional horticulturalists identify weeds in their gardens and greenhouses. Proper identification helps lower herbicide use and leads to more successful weed management. The free, on-demand ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Weed Science, Weeds

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