Extension & Plant Clinic

Program Areas

Agricultural Economics

Hayk Khachatryan, Ph.D.

Entomology & IPM

Steven Arthurs, Ph.D. & Lance Osborne, Ph.D.

Environmental Horticulture

Brian Pearson, Ph.D.

Greenhouse Citrus Production

Richard Beeson, Ph.D.

Landscape Ornamentals

Richard Beeson, Ph.D.

Plant Pathology

G. Shad Ali, Ph.D. & David Norman, Ph.D.

Plant Physiology

Jianjun Chen, Ph.D.


Dennis Gray, Ph.D.

Weed Management

Developing effective, economical, & environmentally-friendly weed controls


MREC Employment Opportunities

All employment opportunities at MREC including the current Horticulture Plant Geneticist & Breeder Assistant Professor position can be found here.

Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants Through Precision Breeding

Click to learn about Viticulture and advanced methods for crop improvement.

Apopka SR FFA Floriculture Team - 2015 State Champions

Congratulations to the Apopka SR FFA Floriculture Team for finishing fifth at the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky!

Plant Clinic

For residents of northwest Orange County, a plant clinic is provided by the University of Florida - IFAS / Orange County Extension Service Master Gardeners and/or Urban Horticulturalists.