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Fogging, misting systems can protect ornamental plants from cold, UF experts say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. Florida winters are mild by human standards, but don’t tell that to an aglaonema, sometimes called Chinese evergreen. The Sunshine State produces two-thirds of the nation’s ornamental foliage plants, many… Read More

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Caption at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Floridians brace for more crude oil on the state’s coasts, University of Florida researchers are racing to complete several newly funded projects that will help assess… Read More

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots… Read More

New water-depth evaluation system will aid Everglades research, UF study shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2009/09/17/eden-multimedia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When scientists discuss Everglades restoration, one phrase pops up again and again — “getting the water right.” It refers to the importance of… Read More