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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


Position Announcements

UF is currently working to place Center Director / Professor and Assistant Professor positions at the Mid-Florida Research & Education Center. Click the link above to learn more about these roles.

Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants Through Precision Breeding

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

Smith-Lever Act

In 2014, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which established the Cooperative Extension Service in Florida.

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.