UF-CTA Affiliated Faculty:

Kimberly A. Moore

Title and department: Associate Professor, Environmental Horticulture

Address: Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center 3205 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Phone: 954-577-6328
E-mail: klock@ufl.edu


B.S. – Eastern Illinois University
M.S. – Iowa State University
Ph.D. – Iowa State University

Research Interests (with focus on Tropical Agriculture)

My research focus is on the production and use of ornamental plants.  My areas of specialization include nutrient and water management strategies both in the greenhouse and in the landscape. Areas of investigation include alternative growing substrates, nutrition and fertilization in the greenhouse and landscape, cultivar performance of bedding plants in the landscape, and water use and establishment of woody ornamentals in the landscape.  

5 most significant publications:

Scheiber, S.M., E.F. Gilman, M Paz, and K.A. Moore. 2007. Irrigation Affects Landscape Establishment of Burford Holly, Pittosporum and Sweet Viburnum. HortScience. 42(2):344-348.

Broschat, T.K. and K.A. Moore. 2007. Release Rates of Ammonium-Nitrogen, Nitrate-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, and Manganese from Seven Controlled Release Fertilizers. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 38:843-850.

Moore, K.K., L. Fisher and D.L. Sutton. 2006. Nursery Production Techniques for Obligate Wetland Species. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 44:37-40.

Moore, K.K. 2005. Uses of Compost in Potting Mixes. HortTechnology 15(1):58-60

Moore, K.K. 2004. Growth of Bedding Plants in Substrates Amended with Compost and Fertilized with Three Different Release Rates of a Controlled-release Fertilizer Product. HortTechnology 14(4):474-478

Extramural support during past 5 years: $183,750
Teaching Interests (with focus on Tropical Agriculture:

I am responsible for teaching ORH 3611 (Retail Florist Shop and Garden Center Management), ORH 3253C (Introductory Nursery Management), ORH 3813C (Residential Landscape Design), ORH 4236C (Landscape and Turfgrass Management), ORH 4256 Nutritional Management of Nursery Crops), ORH 4264C (Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Culture,) and BCH 3023 (Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry)

International Activities (with focus on Tropical Agriculture):

1. Nassau Bahamas Nursery Production Course (July 30 to August 4, 2007) – The Permanent Secretary and government of Nassau Bahamas hosted, funded, and supported my trip.  At their request, I delivered a week long course on the principles and practices associated with greenhouse and nursery production to 30 individuals (technical officers in the Department of Agriculture and private sector individuals).

2. Barbados Hands-On Short Course (June 4 to June 9, 2007) – Seven vegetable and ornamental growers and personnel from the National Conservation Commission, Ministry of Agriculture, Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation, Rural Development Commission, National Botanical Garden, and Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic participated in a week long course covering the following topics: plant propagation, plant nutrition, landscape installation and maintenance, pesticide application techniques, tree pruning, and insect identification.  The Barbados government requested this class as a follow up to the course I taught in Barbados in summer 2006.  The government provided funding for the individuals to come to Florida and participate in the week long course.

3.  Barbados Greenhouse Operations and Management Course (August 21- August 25, 2006) – The government of Barbados, the Division of Agriculture, and the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic hosted, funded, and supported my trip to Barbados.  At their request, I delivered a week long course on the principles and practices of plant production in greenhouse structures to 27 vegetable growers, ornamental growers, teachers, and governmental technicians.

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