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Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Mid-Florida Research & Education Center

Landscape and Ornamental Production Weed Management Laboratory

The Landscape and Ornamental Production Weed Management Laboratory conducts research on the growth and management of weeds and invasive plant species in landscapes and ornamental plant production under the direction of Dr. Chris Marble at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center. Our research program aims to develop new methods of weed control using an integrated approach combining both chemical and non-chemical treatments. We focus on weeds commonly found in container nursery production as well as Florida lawns and landscapes.

Interested in better identifying Florida weed species found in your yard? Our Landscape Weed ID for Florida Yards YouTube playlist details identification of 20 of the most common landscape weeds in Florida lawns.

Our new resource, "Identifying Weeds Using Free Apps You Can Install on Your iPhone or Android Smartphone," compares popular smart phone apps and assesses their ability to identify Florida landscape weeds.

Our L&O production weed management team has also developed a herbicide calcuator to assist you in calculating mixing ratios for sprayers and spray tanks, which can be downloaded here:Herbicide Sprayer Calculator. We also have a resource for calculating herbicide ratios by the pot, which can be downloaded here: Herbicide Pot Calculator.

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Dr. Chris Marble
Assistant Professor
Ornamental & Landscape Weed Management

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