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UF scientist finds way to reduce greenhouse gas in soil

When soil gets saturated with water, the ground can produce nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that depletes the ozone, the layer that protects plants and animals on Earth from harmful ultraviolet light. For context, nitrous… Read More

Summer sodding traditional for some, but lawn success more a matter of preparation

As they drip with sweat, contractors and landscapers often lay sod in the summer because rain helps the grass grow. But you don’t necessarily have to bear the brunt of beastly heat to lay sod,… Read More

Young rancher credits UF/IFAS Extension for much of her success

Megan Johnston works alone, proudly managing a 140-acre ranch. Though there are no typical days, Johnston gets up about 5:30 every morning to feed the cows and their calves on land near Floral City, Florida…. Read More

UF/IFAS Expert Urges Colleagues to Breed Tastier Tomatoes in Different Environments

A University of Florida tomato expert is calling on researchers worldwide to use genetics to help farmers grow tastier tomatoes in many geographic locations. Consumers crave tasty tomatoes, but the trick comes in growing flavorful… Read More

Taller, Higher Soil Bed Design Can Help Save Farmers Thousands of Dollars

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — From Florida to Virginia, farmers are enjoying the fruits of Sanjay Shukla’s labor. His compact-bed geometry system allows growers to plant crops in tall soil beds, and the result is thousands of… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist uses special fertilizer to keep palms, soil and water healthy

Tim Broschat GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist has developed a fertilizer for palm trees that should keep them healthy and reduce water pollution. Environmental horticulture Professor Tim Broschat found that applying a… Read More