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Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is one of 12 University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Research and Education Centers. Located in the heart of Florida’s greenhouse and nursery industry in Apopka, Florida, MREC focuses on lifestyle horticulture: profitable yet environmentally responsible production and use of high-value horticulture plants and plant products to satisfy demand driven by consumer tastes, preferences, and wellness.

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We’re Hiring! Research Coordinator 2 with the Community Food Lab

The Community Food Lab at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is seeking a Research Coordinator II. The Research Coordinator will play a pivotal role in coordinating social and behavioral science research, data collection, analysis,...

Water Wednesday Preview: Florida’s Springs

Florida has one of the largest concentrations of freshwater springs on Earth, with more than 700 springs within its boundaries. Springs provide natural, recreational and economic benefits for Florida’s residents and visitors. The crystal-clear...

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Sycamore (Platanus spp.)

Platanus spp., or sycamore trees, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes, lining roadways, providing shade along sidewalks, or naturally occurring in natural areas. Sycamore is an iconic species native to the eastern half...