The Center for Land Use Efficiency

The UF/IFAS Center for Land Use Efficiency (CLUE) was created to bring IFAS agricultural and urban BMP programs together. The center promotes the protection and preservation of Florida's natural resources and quality of life through responsible landscape management.

The center's mission is to protect and conserve Florida's natural resources through research-based sustainable urban landscape practices.

The center's vision is to be the leading source of science-based information on horticulture, agriculture, and the urban environment in Florida.

Gardening Solutions is only one of the many ways CLUE is sharing Florida-Friendly gardening and landscaping information with homeowners, and citizens across the state. Other programs include the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ programs for home gardeners, as well as the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, and the Agricultural Best Management Practices program for Florida builders, farmers, and stakeholders.

Dr. Michael Dukes is the director. The Center for Land Use Efficiency is unique in that it brings together an interdisciplinary team of faculty to conduct cross-cutting research and deliver issues-based extension outreach. There are more than 20 faculty in such fields as entomology and nematology, landscape design, horticultural economics, water resources management, and community-based social marketing. There are also affiliate faculty members in equally diverse fields.

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