Program Areas

Tropical Fruit Crops

The focus is on subtropical & tropical fruit crops grown in south Florida.

Natural Resources & Agroecology

Focus is on plants, insects, soils and hydrology of south Florida's ecosystems

Ornamental and Landscape Plants

Focus is on ornamental and landscape plants grown in the subtropics and tropics.

Vegetables Crops

The focus is on vegetable crops grown in a marine subtropical climate.

Breeding, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Focus on tropical plant's breeding, genetics, and molecular biology

Marine and Freshwater Resources

The focus is on coastal and inland waters in South Florida

Various TREC Websites

Plant Diagnostic Clinic

Diagnosis of commercial, homeowner, and extension plant diseases

Lychee erinose mite

Updated information on this invasive species

Avocado IPM

Dr. Daniel Carrillo's webpages on Avocado

Downy Mildew of Basil

Dr. Jaimin Patel's webpages on management of downy mildew of basil

Laurel Wilt

Laurel wilt (LW) is caused by the fungus Raffaelea lauricola

FruitScapes

Dr. Jonathan Crane's website on growing tropical fruits in the home

Tropical Plant Ecophysiology Lab

The Plant Ecophysiology group studies abiotic and biotic factors.

Agricultural Economics Extension

Emphasizes applied trade policy analysis and related production.

Agroecology

Sustain production, conserve natural resources, and maintain social equity

Tropical Fruit Entomology Lab

Fruit Integrated pest management practices and invasive species preparedness.

Hydrology

Enhancing the sustainable management of agricultural crops and natural resources

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