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Plant Pathology

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Ornamentals

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Ornamental plants are plants that are grown for decorative purposes in gardens and landscape design projects, as houseplants, cut flowers and specimen display. The cultivation of ornamental plants are called floriculture, forms a major branch of horticulture.




  • Specialists

    Philip F. Harmon

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    Email: pfharmon@ufl.edu
    Phone: (352) 273-4622
    Location: Gainesville
    Specialization: Turfgrass, ornamental plant, and small fruit diseases: diagnosis, management, and epidimology of fungal diseases.


    Mathews L. Paret

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    Email: paret@ufl.edu
    Phone: (850) 875-7154
    Location: Quincy
    Specialization: Disease management, disease resistance, integrated pest management, identification of plant pathogenic microorganisms of vetetable and ornamental plants.


    Natalia A. Peres

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    Email: nperes@ufl.edu
    Phone: (813) 633-4133
    Location: Balm
    Specialization: Etiology and control of diseases affecting citrus, strawberry, and ornamental plants.


    Gary E. Vallad

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    Email: gvallad@ufl.edu
    Phone: (813) 633-4121
    Location: Balm
    Specialization: Diagnosis and management of diseases of vegetable and ornamental crops. Bio-based disease management.

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