Category: UF/IFAS Teaching

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Heather Surratt

kayak on lake in Florida

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised Research in… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Stephen Singleton

Farm Credit of Florida interns standing in farm field

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Sarah Birkmire

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised Research in… Read More

Open Door Policy

canisters of soil samples in lab

The faculty and staff of the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department pride themselves on being open and accessible to the public. We offer assistance in a wide range of areas. For example, our “open door policy” is… Read More

UF research program gives high school students lab experience

Lab bench with analysis equipment and chemicals.

For seven weeks this summer, three high school students have been conducting research in Soil and Water Sciences Department labs. Their on-campus experience is through the University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF-SSTP). The program is in… Read More

Helping Haiti Achieve Higher Black Bean Yields

For Haitians, black beans are a food staple and the most consumed bean in the country. But farmers there have one of the lowest yield rates in the world for the crop – 660 kilograms per hectare (ha-1)…. Read More

Building a Partnership in Brazil

A small group of administrators from Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) in Brazil filed into the UF/IFAS Institute for Sustainable Food Systems meeting space Thursday morning. Greeting them was Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agricultural… Read More

Graduating Senior a Finalist for College Award

urban stormwater pond

Ben Grubbs, a Soil and Water Sciences Department student, is a finalist for the Larry J. Connor Medal of Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The award is given to an outstanding senior based… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Transfer Student Recognized

Soil and Water Sciences student Lindsay Furr is a finalist for the Emelie Matthews Award of Excellence. The honor recognizes outstanding graduating transfer students in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Furr transferred to… Read More