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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

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

Inland fisheries may provide a ‘safety net’ during pandemic, new study finds

A new study led by University of Florida researchers has found that the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to shifts in the way people use rivers, lakes and other inland water bodies worldwide as sources… 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

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