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Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Dr. Mica McMillan

Research: Palm Horticulture Specialist

Dr. McMillan is a soil scientist focused on nutrition and water stress of palms and ornamentals. Her research focus is on novel media and chemistries that improve water distribution and nutrient uptake to improve plant health and yield.  Dr McMillan’s research program is focused on hydrophilization of water-repellent soils, improving germination of seeds, and methods to improve plant uptake of nutrients to reduce runoff and leaching. Some of her research will focus on transplant stress, water quality issues and studying saltwater intrusion.   

Assistant Professor

3205 College Avenue

Davie, FL 33314

Phone: 954-577-6330

frmk@ufl.edu