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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

Florida-grown coffee? How UF scientists are using AI to serve up the possibilities

Most of the world’s coffee is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. To understand how that might work, scientists with the University of Florida… Read More

World Seagrass Day: Seagrasses and Carbon

By Alexandra L. Bijak, Ph.D. Student UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department World Seagrass Day (March 1st) raises awareness of seagrasses and the ecosystem functions and services they provide. Seagrasses are flowering marine plants that inhabit coastlines worldwide,… Read More

Land and Water Lab students earn national recognition for their research

Research from two graduate students in the UF Land and Water Lab is earning recognition at the national and state level. Dr. Sam Smidt, assistant professor of watershed science in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, leads… Read More

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

UF/IFAS boosts AI research to help solve perplexing issues

Among them: ensuring crops taste good and resist diseases with the least environmental impact. UF/IFAS scientists are using AI to help solve chronic diseases, working with UF Health researchers. They’re also using drones to find diseased plants in… 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