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Field trip to SWES Experiential Learning Lab gives high school students close-up look at science

February 18, 2024

When Gainesville High School teacher Sadie Matteucci wanted her students to learn more about the benefits of composting, she knew where to go. She took a group of environmental science students to Dr. Ann Wilkie’s lab at the University of ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Experiential Learning Lab, Soil And Water Sciences, UF Student Compost Cooperative
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Members of UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences contribute to book on sandy soils

February 15, 2024

Anyone working the land in Florida is aware just how sandy the soil is throughout the panhandle and peninsula. Even the official state soil is Myakka fine sand. So, it is not surprising the first book solely focused on sandy soils includes authors ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbon, HLB, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Soil, Soil And Water Sciences

UF/IFAS scientists address food security in the Caribbean

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February 6, 2024

At their core, land-grant institutions like the University of Florida focus on how science, research and global partnerships can address food-security challenges, develop innovative solutions and efficiently reach those in need. To promote ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Caribbean, Crop Yields, Fisheries, Food Security, Forestry, Global Food Security, Global Partnerships, Industry And Labour, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jehangir Bhadha, Kelly Morgan, Lincoln Zotarelli, News, Nutrients, Rural Transformation, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Ministry Of Agriculture, Sarah Strauss, Soil, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbiology, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Taiwan International Cooperation And Development Fund, U.S. Agency For International Development/Eastern And Southern Caribbean Region, U.S. Department Of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, Water, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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Environmental Management student travels to Iceland to study renewable energy

January 26, 2024

The UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences offers students the chance to blog about their study abroad experiences. Darci Griffin is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Renewable Energy, Soil And Water Sciences, Study Abroad
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Researchers examine the influence of vegetation on soil organic nitrogen composition, mineralization in a subtropical wetland

January 25, 2024

Previous studies have investigated the role of litter type on soil organic nitrogen (SON) mineralization and the resulting chemical composition in aerobic soils. However, there are limited studies on the role of anaerobic conditions. Researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida Everglades, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Organic Nitrogen

How timing of fertilizer ordinances impacts water quality, UF/IFAS scientists explain

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January 18, 2024

A new publication by University of Florida scientists on the efficacy of fertilizer ordinances provides an overview of a previously published study that found local fertilizer ordinances can improve water quality, but the timing of ordinances ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: AJ Reisinger, Ask IFAS, Basil Iannone, Bryan Unruh, Center For Land Use Efficiency, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinances, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Michael Dukes, News, Soil, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS LAKEWATCH Program
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New UF/IFAS publication: Managing impacts of flooding, groundwater rise on septic systems

January 16, 2024

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection estimates the state has more than 2 million septic systems. If an owner does not properly maintain one, it poses an environmental threat to the state’s drinking water. Besides regular maintenance, ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management
Tags: Flooding, Groundwater Level Rise, Mary Lusk, Septic Systems, Soil And Water Sciences
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Students present work at Undergraduate Research Symposium

November 17, 2023

Students working with UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) faculty can add undergraduate research to their resume. Tanya Charan and Camille Haupt both focused on a variation of nitrogen (N). Charan examined atmospheric ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Camille Haupt, Mary Lusk, Masanori Fujimoto, Nitrogen, Soil And Water Sciences, Tanya Charan, Undergraduate Research

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