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UF Research Highlights

University of Florida contributes exciting and innovative research to the plant community throughout the world. Keep up to date with what solutions are being provided for the Green Industry and Master Gardeners.

New Cultivar Releases

UF has the largest academic contingency of plant breeders in the US. Our scientists develop varieties that are more Florida-friendly, heat tolerant, and easier to grow. Recent releases include:

Selected New and Updated EDIS Documents

EDIS is the Electronic Data Information Source of UF/IFAS Extension.

ST101 Bismarckia nobilis: Bismarck Palm
The Bismarck palm is a native of Madagascar that grows to a height of 30 to 60 feet with a spread of 12 to 16 feet. The bold texture and color and eventual great height of this species make a strong statement in any setting, but can be overpowering in small residential landscapes. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Timothy Broschat, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, February 2015.

IN1064 Robbing Behavior in Honey Bees
Western honey bee workers can invade and steal honey/nectar from other colonies or syrup from feeders. This is called "robbing" behavior. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Ryan Willingham, Jeanette Klopchin, and James Ellis, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, February 2015.

FE963 Economic Impacts of Highway Beautification in Florida
The Florida Department of Transportation is allocated money every year for highway landscaping projects. They make driving more pleasant and are better for the environment, but do they attract private investment and contribute to the economy? This 7-page fact sheet was written by Hayk Khachatryan, Alan W. Hodges, Mohammad Rahmani, and Thomas J. Stevens, and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, December 2014.

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