WELCOME TO MREC
The Mid-Florida Research & Education Center (MREC) offers Research, Teaching, and Extension programs centered on environmental horticulture, vegetable, and fruit crops in three broad areas of study:
Plant Development – breeding, developmental biology, biotechnology, landscaping, and economics.
Plant Production – nutrition, water use, light, and horticulture
Plant Protection – plant pathology, entomology, weed management, and IPM.
Additionally, a program studying the ecology and management of aquatic insect pests expands the scope of our mission. The major commodity-based clientele supported by MREC programs are the tropical foliage, cut foliage, woody ornamental, grape, and vegetable industries. These clientele are further served by Extension programs that are developed and produced by local, state, and national Extension faculty with the cooperation of the MREC faculty and staff . The aquatic insect pest program supports a more general constituency. The new teaching program will further broaden the MREC clientele base.
|Mid-Florida Research & Education Center
2725 S. Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703-8504 (directions)
Tel (407) 884-2034 • Fax (407) 814-6186 (contacts)