Category Archives: Research

UF/IFAS Finds Water Supplies Not as Threatened as Believed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although reports of drought conditions, water wars and restrictions have often painted a bleak picture of the nation’s water availability, a new University of Florida study (http://news.ufl.edu/2013/01/30/water-supply/) finds that conditions aren’t quite so bad as believed. Jim … Continue reading

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New Nursery Publications on EDIS

Three new UF/IFAS publications related to nursery/greenhouse production have been posted on the Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) website: Measuring the Irrigation Requirement of Container-Grown Nursery Plants (ENH1197/EP458)                                                    Three factors determine the irrigation requirement for container-grown crops: evapotranspiration, capture factor, … Continue reading

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Free Disease Management Seminar

BASF is hosting a half-day disease management seminar for greenhouse and nursery growers on Thursday, June 28 at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm. The focus is on disease control and plant health strategies in ornamentals with … Continue reading

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New and Improved Landscape Plants

Meet Dr. Gary Knox, UF Extension Specialist and Professor of Environmental Horticulture based out of the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy.  Dr Knox specializes in evaluating landscape plants and improving the quality and diversity of crops for … Continue reading

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2 New Pest Publications from UF/IFAS Researchers

European Pepper Moth or Southern European Marsh Pyralid Duponchelia fovealis (Zeller) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Crambidae) (EENY508/IN910) Researchers are monitoring this notable greenhouse pest in northern Europe and Canada for the cut flower, vegetable and aquatic plant industries. Its native range is … Continue reading

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New Nursery/Greenhouse Publications From UF/IFAS

Dieffenbachia Diseases: Identification and Control in Commercial Greenhouse Operations (PP286) Dieffenbachia is among the top 10 most popular plants produced by commercial foliage growers in Florida. This 4-page fact sheet provides guidelines to identify and treat diseases that may be … Continue reading

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Specialty Crop Grants Help Horticulture and Nursery Industry

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnuam announced last month that $4.3 million in block grants from the USDA have been allocated to 23 projects in Florida.  The grants will fund projects to enhance the competitiveness of Florida’s specialty crops including horticulture and nursery crops.   This … Continue reading

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