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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.

EP513 Ten Strategies for Working With Your Home Owner Association to Convert to a Florida-Friendly Yard
‎ This 9-page fact sheet offers several strategies for working within HOA regulations to gain approval for a Florida-Friendly landscape. Written by Gail Hansen and Claire Lewis, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, February 2015.

ST297 Howea forsteriana: Kentia Palm
The kentia palm is considered one of the best interior palms for its durability and elegant appearance. Containerized palms can be used on a deck or patio in a shady location or the palm can be planted into the landscape.This 3-page fact sheet was written by Samar Shawaqfeh and Timothy Broschat, and published by the UF Department of Environmental Horticulture, January 2015.

UW392 The Invasion Curve: A Tool for Understanding Invasive Species Management in South Florida
‎ South Florida has more than its share of invasive plants, reptiles, amphibians, fish, mammals, birds, and invertebrates. Identifying where a species is on the invasion curve is the first step to taking management action. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Rebecca G. Harvey and Frank J. Mazzotti, and published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, November 2014.

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