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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

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

Some climate change questions answered as hurricane season peaks, wildfires rage

Wildfires out west? Check. Tropical storms or hurricanes hovering – seemingly everywhere? Check. Those are just two of the potentially catastrophic events caused in part by climate change, say University of Florida experts. “Our climate is changing and,… Read More

New NIFA-funded research to examine cover crops in organic vegetable production systems

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture just announced funding for a project comprising an interdisciplinary team from the University of Florida. The three-year project, “Quantifying the nitrogen cycling benefits of different cover crops… Read More

Dr. Bhadha receives 2020 Seymour Goldweber Award

Dr. Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha received a 2020 Seymour Goldweber Extension Professional and Enhancement Award. Bhadha is an assistant professor of Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department. He conducts his work at… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers examine pesticide runoff

Runoff of nutrients and pesticides is a problem that impacts many ecosystems. Improper application of these materials can have harmful effects on non-target plants and animals in aquatic systems. Citing a lack of research on pesticide runoff, a… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher part of team examining global grasslands

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 – occurs naturally. The… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers examine plant litter decomposition in grazing land

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, such as the carbon (C)… Read More