Tag: Environmental Horticulture

USDA-NIFA Honors UF/IFAS Faculty with Prestigious Teaching Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two faculty members with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received Excellence in Teaching awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) on Nov. 11…. Read More

UF/IFAS researchers working to help restore Lake Apopka

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Every so often, Carrie Adams and Laura Reynolds take a boat onto Lake Apopka to toss plants into the water. They hope the plants take root in the lake and help stimulate the process that… Read More

Green industry contributes more than $20B to Florida economy, up 19 percent from 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s environmental horticulture industry is recovering from the recession of 2007 to 2009, and it is growing in many sectors, with $21.8 billion in annual economic contributions. This is an increase of 19.2 percent from… Read More

UF experts offer tips for tree, lawn survival post-Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As property owners and managers clean up lawns and trees in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s wind and rain, University of Florida experts offer several tips for tree planning and recovery and lawn improvement. Michael… Read More

Time to mow more: It’s good for the environment and for curb appeal

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With higher temperatures come higher lawns, so now that spring is in full swing, you may mow more often. When you do, you help preserve the environment and keep your yard aesthetically pleasing, a… Read More

Wet ‘dry season’ damaged valuable ornamentals

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s winters are usually dry, but the wet winter of 2015-2016 helped spread pathogens that destroyed ornamental plants in Miami-Dade County. That’s a problem in an area where the industry generated an estimated $998 million… Read More