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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

An Urbanized Florida Means More Stormwater Ponds, Invasive Plants

As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized, more than half the state’s stormwater ponds appear in two metropolitan areas — Orlando and Tampa Bay, new research from the University of Florida shows. In their first attempt to quantify stormwater ponds,… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Katie McCurley

Katie McCurley, a soil and water sciences doctoral student, has always been interested in the intersection of people and the environment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental economics at the University of Georgia, and wanted to pursue… Read More

Joining FAESS for a Trip to the Hole in the Donut

By Michael James Soil and Water Sciences Ph.D. student On November 14-16, 2019, I led a small group of students to the Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS) 2019 general meeting. The association, largely comprised of Soil… Read More

There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn: UF Open House on Dec. 4 Invites Community to Engage with Science

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is committed to discovering science-based solutions that make tangible positive impacts on the lives of people worldwide. On December 4, the South Florida community… Read More

UF Water Institute awards faculty fellowship to Soil and Water Sciences assistant professor

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of citrus water and nutrient management, is a recipient of the University of Florida Water Institute’s faculty fellow award. Kadyampakeni, who joined the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Science Department in September 2016, conducts… Read More

New UF-Led Study Finds Bacterial Similarities Among Diseased Coral Species

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 2014, an unprecedented disease outbreak affecting the soft tissue of many species of stony coral was first detected in Florida. Since then, stony coral tissue loss disease has been identified in… Read More

September is National Rice Month; Florida should celebrate this homegrown crop

by Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha When you think of rice production, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The rice paddy fields of China, perhaps? China is by far the largest producer – and consumer – of… Read More

Study: Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids. Maria Silveira, a professor in the UF/IFAS department of… Read More

Organic farmers face trade-offs between fertility choices, sustainability

Organic farmers have trade-offs to consider when it comes to their options for managing soil fertility, according to new research from a University of Florida scientist. Gabriel Maltais-Landry, an assistant professor in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department,… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Professor Named Leader of International Group

Dr. Rao Mylavarapu, professor of sustainable nutrient systems in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department and university term professor, was unanimously elected as the Inaugural Chair of the International Governing Council of the International Soil and Plant… Read More