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Tag: Gabriel Maltais-Landry

Study points to importance of magnesium in fertilization of HLB-affected citrus trees

UF/IFAS researchers are trying to extend the life of citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease. New research shows magnesium may play an important role in boosting the productivity of HLB orange trees. Specifically, the researchers… Read More

Graduate student examines impacts of sod-based rotation

Kaile Zhang, a soil and water sciences doctoral student at the UF/IFAS North Florida REC, is studying sod-based rotation (SBR) systems. Under SBR, perennial grass (bahiagrass) is part of a traditional cotton-peanut rotation. Specifically, Zhang wants to understand… Read More

Study examines nutrient interactions and impact on HLB-affected citrus trees

As UF/IFAS researchers look to extend the life of citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease, there is a consensus that nutrient applications help. Specifically, nitrogen, calcium, and magnesium play a role in boosting the productivity… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Department hosts two students from Zamorano University

When their university offered them a chance to study in the United States for a semester, Fabrizio Pilco and Manuel Cornejo jumped at the opportunity. The two Zamorano University undergraduates studying agricultural science from Ecuador are part of… Read More

New NIFA-funded research to examine cover crops in organic vegetable production systems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture just announced funding for a project comprising an interdisciplinary team from the University of Florida. The three-year project, “Quantifying the nitrogen cycling benefits of different cover crops… Read More