Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

UF/IFAS scientists honored as UF Research Foundation professors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Six University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members, who are trying to solve global issues as wide-ranging as better alternative fuels and nutrient absorption, have been named as UF Research Foundation… Read More

Two key factors control phosphorus movement from soil to groundwater

  See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New insights into how phosphorus leaches into groundwater could help reduce its potential impact on water and the environment, a UF/IFAS scientist says. Phosphorus poses an environmental threat when it travels… Read More

UF hosting its annual Soil and Water Science Research Forum

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The United Nations has declared 2015 the “International Year of Soils” and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is recognizing this with its 16th annual Soil and Water Science Research Forum… Read More

UF/IFAS program highly successful in keeping phosphorus out of the Everglades

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A 20-year plan to dramatically reduce phosphorus levels of agricultural water entering the Florida Everglades is working, thanks to proper implementation of best management practices by growers, training by the University of Florida’s Institute of… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists warn of pharmaceutical peril for aquatic organisms in urban rivers

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — River beds in urban areas worldwide store pharmaceuticals, and University of Florida scientists warn they can pose a potential environmental danger to aquatic organisms. UF/IFAS Post-Doctoral Researcher Yun-Ya Yang conducted a… Read More