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Tag: Soil Health

UF/IFAS researchers to conduct eco-assessment of DeLuca Preserve, create open database

A team of UF/IFAS researchers plans to characterize the soil, water, and microbiome features of the DeLuca Preserve, a roughly 27,000-acre parcel of land in Florida’s southern Osceola County. The property, donated to UF in November 2020, includes… Read More

Researchers study phosphorus limitation in soils of Puerto Rico

Soil phosphorus (P) is commonly thought to limit primary productivity and microbial activities in humid tropical forests. Many soils in these forests experience frequent low oxygen conditions. Dr. Yang Lin, assistant professor of soil health in the UF/IFAS… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Application deadline for financial assistance is October 1 GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2021 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 1 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)… Read More

Federal grant funds UF/IFAS soil health and citrus study

By: Mike Loizzo A team of UF/IFAS researchers is looking into how changes in soil health impact citrus and other sub-tropical tree crops. Specifically, they will examine how quickly soil health can change in Florida’s sub-tropical sandy soils… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – Composting for a Waterwise Landscape

Composting reduces your water use, improves your soil health, and decreases your overall environmental impact. Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Orange County, Tia Silvasy, discussed how to turn kitchen and garden “waste” into resources to… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources… Read More

Cost-Share & Technical Resources for Agribusinesses: Extension, FSA, and NRCS

UF/IFAS Extension and partner agencies, such as the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), offer cost-share and technical resources for agribusinesses.  Here are some highlights of available resources, which were originally presented in… Read More

Soil Health: The Key to Successful Agriculture

Over the years, farmers have tried many tactics to improve their crop yields, including fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. All these methods are costly and must be applied in very specific amounts to optimize growth, which sometimes is very… Read More