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A native of Brazil, this UF/IFAS scientist sees soil as the basis for life


March 15, 2022

To celebrate National Women’s History Month, we sat down with Maria Silveira, a professor of soil and water sciences at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center. Born and raised 90 minutes from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Silveira went ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Brazil, Carbon Sequestration, Cattle, Maria Silveira, National Women's Month, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Soil And Water Sciences, Women In Science

UF/IFAS researcher part of team examining global grasslands


August 20, 2020

A UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department researcher was one of more than 40 researchers examining how nitrogen changes in grassland soils. The process, known as mineralization – organic nitrogen’s conversion into inorganic nitrogen – ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Grassland, Maria Silveira, Mineralization, Nitrogen, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
pasture land

UF/IFAS researchers examine plant litter decomposition in grazing land


August 6, 2020

The sustainability of grazing land depends on several factors, including nutrient cycling from short-term and long-term plant litter decomposition. The plant material that falls to the ground decomposes at different rates. Plant characteristics, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Joao Sanchez, Maria Silveira, Marta Kohmann, Plant Litter Decomposition, Range Cattle REC, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
cattle grazing at sunrise

UF/IFAS researcher surveying Florida cow-calf producers and land managers


July 17, 2020

A UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department researcher is seeking cow-calf operations in Florida to be part of a survey. Dr. Maria Silveira is leading the effort. The goal is to understand phosphorus balances and budgets in the state of Florida. “This ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cattle, Maria Silveira, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

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