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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences Department

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a… Read More

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms

Florida’s sandy soils can be a challenge for agricultural producers. Ensuring the soil retains the right amount of moisture and nutrients is a constant concern. Newly published UF/IFAS research examines how cover crops help soil health on farms… Read More

World Wetlands Day: The importance of Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

By Caroline Buchanan, Soil and Water Sciences graduate student February 2, 2021, is the 50th celebration of World Wetlands Day. The goal is to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for the planet and all living things… Read More

Internship focused on fighting the spread of invasive Asian carp

My name is Jordan Sanchez, and I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies-Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources and minoring in business administration. I had the incredible opportunity to be an intern with the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Graduate Student Research Spotlight

“Calibrating Mehlich 3-Phosphorus Recommendations Using Iron Oxide-strip Phosphorus and Mehlich 1-Phosphorus” Amanda Rodriguez (Soil and Water Sciences M.S. 2021) Topic In 2013, Florida’s soil test was changed from Mehlich 1 to Mehlich 3. From this point, Mehlich 3-phosphorus… Read More

Study abroad is life-changing experience for environmental management student

My name is Morgan Romero, and I am a recent Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate from UF. I decided for the final semester of my bachelor’s degree to study abroad at The University of Natural… Read More

Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local

In a recent study, researchers at the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) demonstrated that small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can benefit from struvite recovery. This method lowers phosphorus (P) output and conserves an extremely valuable natural… Read More