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

Graduate Student Publishes Research on New Lab Protocol

Soil and Water Sciences doctoral student Rose Collins did not intend to create a new type of filter barrier technique, but as the saying goes: necessity is the mother of invention. Collins was studying the effect of short-term… Read More

Artisanal Soap Keeps Community Clean

A study of one Brazilian community finds women entrepreneurs there are recycling cooking oil and making a profit. The artisanal soap they produce from the used oil keeps the community clean by preventing soil and water contamination. Carlita… Read More

The Human Dimension of Soil Science

A Soil and Water Sciences doctoral candidate is studying mental models of farmers and agricultural experts in Miami-Dade County. Claire Friedrichsen is focusing on the communication gap that exists between those two groups when it comes to soil… 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

Human and Urban Impacts on Streams

Streams around Gainesville are getting extra attention from a Soil and Water Sciences graduate student. Emily Taylor is interested in how humans and urbanization affect stream ecosystems. She recently placed six sensors in streams to measure dissolved oxygen… 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

Mycorrhizal Fungi, a Great Plant Partner

When you think of fungus and plants together, typically that is not a good thing. However, mycorrhizal fungi are great plant partners that work in the soil to enhance a plant’s root system. The biofertilizers aid in plant growth… Read More