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Study points to importance of magnesium in fertilization of HLB-affected citrus trees


January 13, 2022

UF/IFAS researchers are trying to extend the life of citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease. New research shows magnesium may play an important role in boosting the productivity of HLB orange trees. Specifically, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Davie Kadyampakeni, Eduardo Esteves, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, HLB, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Featured New Faculty: Ebrahim Babaeian, assistant professor of soil physics


January 11, 2022

Dr. Ebrahim Babaeian is one of the newest members of the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department. He is an assistant professor of soil physics. We asked him a little about how his career has developed and what his future research goals are. Can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ebrahim Babaeian, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Physics, SWS Featured Faculty

Graduate student examines impacts of sod-based rotation


December 20, 2021

Kaile Zhang, a soil and water sciences doctoral student at the UF/IFAS North Florida REC, is studying sod-based rotation (SBR) systems. Under SBR, perennial grass (bahiagrass) is part of a traditional cotton-peanut rotation. Specifically, Zhang ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Kaile Zhang, Sod-Based Rotation, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Sunny Liao

Dr. Ann Wilkie awarded the 2021 VP Promise Award


December 14, 2021

Dr. Ann Wilkie, research professor of bioenergy and sustainable technology in the Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD), is the recipient of the 2021 VP Promise Award. Wilkie is the inaugural winner of the award, from the UF/IFAS Office ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Matt Whiles, Robert Gilbert, Scott Angle, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, VP Promise Award
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Graduate student wins award from UF International Center


December 13, 2021

Juma Bukomba, a master’s degree student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, received the 2021 Outstanding Post-Graduate Award from the UF International Center. The award recognizes international students who have distinguished ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Juma Bukomba, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF International Center
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Soil and Water Sciences Department hosts two students from Zamorano University


November 3, 2021

When their university offered them a chance to study in the United States for a semester, Fabrizio Pilco and Manuel Cornejo jumped at the opportunity. The two Zamorano University undergraduates studying agricultural science from Ecuador are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: AGEAP USA, Fabrizio Pilco Manuel Cornejo, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Zamorano University

Featured New Visiting Faculty: Silvino Moreira


October 13, 2021

Dr. Silvino Moreira is an agronomist from the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA). He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in soils and plant nutrition from the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ/USP -University of São Paulo). In 2002, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Federal University Of Lavras, Pedro Sanchez, Silvino Moreira, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Kondwani Kamsikiri


September 20, 2021

The UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experiences. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Davie Kadyampakeni, Kondwani Kamsikiri, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Summer Experience

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