Q: You are pursuing a career in soil and water science—how did you become interested in agriculture?A: I’m a native of Nepal; our country is vastly agricultural. I am from the district of Dang which is one of Nepal’s most fertile ... READ MORE
Biochar is a stable form of carbon produced by burning organic matter (usually wood) under low oxygen conditions. It can be used as a soil amendment to increase the fertilizer holding capacity in soils, making the fertilizers slowly available ... READ MORE
“Phosphorus Release from Biochar of Various Feedstocks: Implications for Land Management”
Andressa Freitas (Soil & Water Sciences PhD 2019)
Phosphorus: Excessive fertilizer use can lead to nutrient loss from the soil resulting ... READ MORE
Doctoral candidate Andressa Freitas in the Soil and Water Sciences Department has received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Association for Academic Women (AAW) at the University of Florida. The honor is supported by the generous contributions ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic.
Bin Gao’s team used iron-enhanced carbon cooked from hickory chips, ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Bin Gao, an associate professor with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been named the first recipient of the Joye Giglia Endowment Award, which recognizes research involving ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For hundreds of years, farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Basin have hunted through dense jungles for what is called “terra preta” -- mysterious plots of super-fertile black ... READ MORE