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Brian Pearson, Ph. D., Environmental Horticulture, University of Florida
Brian Pearson
Assistant Professor of Landscape, Ornamental, and Protected Crop Management

A greater understanding of the environmental impacts associated with landscape management practices are paramount to ensure protection of Florida’s natural resources and long-term sustainability. My program broadly focuses on the impact of landscape practices on water quality and quantity. I utilize an interdisciplinary holistic approach to develop landscape management practices which maximize plant establishment, growth, and quality within anthropogenically impacted urban areas while simultaneously minimizing negative environmental impacts. Additionally, my program aims to develop management practices necessary for successful cultivation of ornamental nursery and protected agricultural crops. Recent efforts have included the examination of nutrient application, cultivar, and propagation method of Ocimum basilicum grown within traditional greenhouse production systems. Further, my program has examined the influence of Humulus lupulus cultivar on hop strobile quality and yield for commercial production within Florida.

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  • Email: bpearson@ufl.edu
  • Phone: (407) 410-6930
  • Address: 2725 S. Binion Road
    Apopka, FL 32703

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