History of the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit

1972

The PSREU property was donated to UF by the Bedford family for cattle research.

1995

The PSREU began its transition into a row and specialty crop research facility.

2000

The Green Acres Agronomy Farm was relocated from Jonesville to the PSREU. Experiments with agronomic row crops began, along with infrastructure development.

2002

Vegetable and small fruit crop research was moved from the Horticultural Unit in Gainesville to the PSREU.

2005

Turfgrass and ornamental research moved from Gainesville to the G.C. Horn Memorial Turfgrass Field Lab at the PSREU.

2010

The PSREU Administration building was completed.

2012

The PSREU conference center was completed.

Other PSREU Stats

  • 1,086 acres with approximately 700 acres of cultivatable land
  • 30 minute drive from UF campus
  • 26 staff on site