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UF/IFAS scientist battles ‘hidden enemies’ in South Florida’s soil


March 6, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more. As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Crops, Nematodes, Ornamental Plant Industry, Research, Root-knot Nematodes, Soil, Soil Microbes, Soil Science, South Florida, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center
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Joining FAESS for a Trip to the Hole in the Donut


December 4, 2019

By Michael James Soil and Water Sciences Ph.D. student On November 14-16, 2019, I led a small group of students to the Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS) 2019 general meeting. The association, largely comprised ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Florida Association Of Environmental Soil Scientists, Michael James, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Science

Helping Haiti Achieve Higher Black Bean Yields


July 31, 2019

For Haitians, black beans are a food staple and the most consumed bean in the country. But farmers there have one of the lowest yield rates in the world for the crop – 660 kilograms per hectare (ha-1). Franky Celestin, UF/IFAS Soil and Water ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Beans, Black Beans, Franky Celestin, Haiti, Nutrient Management, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Science
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Featured New Faculty: Lakesh Sharma


July 29, 2019

Dr. Lakesh Sharma has joined the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Sustainable Nutrient Management. We asked him to tell us about his background and future plans. What are your research ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Featured Faculty, Lakesh Sharma, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Fertility, Soil Science, Sustainable Nutrient Management, SWS Featured Faculty

The Human Dimension of Soil Science


April 1, 2019

A Soil and Water Sciences doctoral candidate is studying mental models of farmers and agricultural experts in Miami-Dade County. Claire Friedrichsen is focusing on the communication gap that exists between those two groups when it comes to soil ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Claire Friedrichsen, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Food Value Chain, Soil Science

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