Dr. Thetford’s Research
Ornamental / Landscape Horticulture
Current Research Issues
Branching of Echinacea Cultivars, Native and Ornamental Grasses, Potential Invasiveness of Buddleia, Genetic Diversity of Cogongrass, Characteristics of Four Florida Coastal Magnolia Selections and Cultivars
Real World Solutions
Training Opportunities for Landscape and Nursery Management Professionals, Identifying Characteristics of Invasive Plants to Develop Methods of Control, and Promoting the Use of Natives in Landscapes
Two Greenhouses, Two Shadehouses, Container Production Area, Computer Lab, Soils Lab, Tissue Culture Lab, Research Farm, and a teaching garden known as the “Milton Gardens” (maintained by the Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners).