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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

UF/IFAS Extension to launch “Climate Smart Floridians” program 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has forecast some major issues for Florida due to climate change. Rising sea level means retreating shorelines and more coastal flooding. Hotter than normal temperatures mean stress on the state’s water supply, livestock, and crops – not to mention people.   While climate… Read More

Algae study recognized for high impact among UF/IFAS research

The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office is recognizing former undergraduate student Rebecca O’Connell and Soil and Water Sciences research professor Dr. Ann Wilkie for their research paper. The article they co-authored, “Comparing Harvest Productivity of the Filamentous Alga Oedogonium… Read More

New research examines how hurricanes impact inland waters

A hurricane is a devastating natural disaster. Loss of life and destruction of property are two things most people think of in the aftermath of a hurricane. New UF/IFAS-led research focuses on how hurricanes impact some inland waters…. Read More

UF professor earns award from UF/IFAS Extension peers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — Water is essential to Florida farmers. They scrutinize the amount available, its quality and when and how they should use it to grow crops, feed animals and sustain their livelihood. University… Read More

The important role of nitrogen in Florida soils

A new UF/IFAS Extension document from Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWS) researchers highlights the important role of nitrogen (N) in Florida soils. The element is necessary for healthy plants. However, properly managing soil N levels can be… Read More

Graduate students share soil and water sciences with after-school science club

Two Soil and Water Sciences (SWS) Department graduate students shared their knowledge with an after-school science club. Michael James and Julio Pachon visited students at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center in Gainesville on March 5, 2020. The… Read More

Research indicates crop-available legacy phosphorus could fertilize crops while saving farmers money

Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFSAS) report soil legacy phosphorus could be enough to fertilize crops – at least for a planting season or two. Using the abundance of this common… Read More

UF/IFAS program teaches what happens ‘After the Flush’

BALM, Fla. — If you’re on a septic system, what happens after you flush your toilet? In a new, statewide UF/IFAS Extension program aptly titled “After the Flush,” Mary Lusk and her colleagues aim to teach Floridians how… Read More

UF Water Institute affiliate faculty awarded NIFA grant

From the UF Water Institute Three UF Water Institute affiliate faculty members have been awarded a USDA NIFA grant to assess the impacts of saltwater intrusion (SWI) in agricultural areas. The grant totals $500,000 and includes the assessment… Read More