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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Soil Health and Fertility of Florida-Friendly Edible Landscapes

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Maintaining an edible landscape using the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles provides a practical approach to food production for homeowners and landscaping consultants. Integrating practical pest management strategies, addressing nutrient deficiencies, proper pruning techniques, timely harvesting, and mulching are all practices that contribute to a healthy landscape. This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department provides homeowners with key Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ concepts and tips to enhance the health and fertility of soils while protecting the environment. Healthy soils result in improved production yields, beautiful landscapes, and a more resilient environment. Written by Tina McIntyre, Rachel Gutner, Tiare Silvasy, and Esen Momol.
Released On: 08-24-2022

Production Costs and Profitability for Selected Greenhouse-Grown Perennial Plants: Partial Enterprise Budgeting and Sensitivity Analysis

Critical Issue: Other

The purpose of this study is to present practical enterprise budgets and help growers to determine how the particular crop they are growing influences profitability. Written by Hayk Khachatryan and Xuan Wei, and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, July 2022.
Released On: 07-19-2022

Using Economic Incentives to Encourage Sustainable Alternative Residential Landscaping Practices in Florida

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

This report is the third in a series from the Sustainable Residential Landscape Project. This report summarizes Floridian homeowners’ interest in and response to economic incentives to encourage the installation of more sustainable alternative residential landscapes based on a survey. Written by Hayk Khachatryan, Alicia Rihn, Xumin Zhang, and Michael Dukes, and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, July 2022.
Released On: 07-18-2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias: Seed Propagation

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is written for Florida nursery operators, landscape professionals, and individuals interested in propagating their own begonias. This guide goes into detail on how to multiply begonias via pollination/fertilization. Written by Julian Ginori, Heqiang Huo, Zhanao Deng, and Sandra Wilson.
Released On: 05-17-2022

A Beginner’s Guide to Begonias: Vegetative Propagation

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

This new 4-page publication of the UF/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department is written for Florida nursery operators, landscape professionals, and individuals interested in propagating their own begonias. It goes into detail on how to multiply begonias via vegetative propagation. Written by Julian Ginori, Heqiang Huo, Zhanao Deng, and Sandra Wilson.
Released On: 05-17-2022