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UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Research Updates

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November 15, 2022

By: Dr. Maria Silveira In 2011, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network (https://ltar.ars.usda.gov/), with the mission of developing long-term, transdisciplinary research ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Land Management, Long-term Agroecosystem Research, LTAR, Maria Silveira, Native Land, Rangeland

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

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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
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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
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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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