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Category: AGRICULTURE

UF/IFAS professor’s agricultural productivity plan for sub-Saharan Africa published in the journal Science

Pedro Sanchez in Zambia

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa has improved greatly over the past two decades, according to data from the World Bank, but more work is needed. That is the message from Dr. Pedro Sanchez, a research professor… Read More

Federal grant funds UF/IFAS soil health and citrus study

oranges on a tree

A team of UF/IFAS researchers is looking into how changes in soil health impact citrus and other subtropical tree crops. Specifically, they will examine how quickly soil health can change in Florida’s sub-tropical sandy soils… Read More

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms

field of cereal rye

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… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Graduate Student Research Spotlight

cornfield

“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… Read More

Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local

aerial view of wastewater treatment plant

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… Read More