Category: Crops

Organic farmers face trade-offs between fertility choices, sustainability

produce labeled as organic and locally produced

Organic farmers have trade-offs to consider when it comes to their options for managing soil fertility, according to new research from a University of Florida scientist. Gabriel Maltais-Landry, an assistant professor in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department,… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension changing soil test options, reporting of results

Bags of soil samples at the UF/IFAS soil testing lab

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension soils lab is making changes to its test reporting procedures beginning Sept. 1, 2019. The Extension Soil Testing Laboratory (ESTL) is combining its micronutrients and macronutrients tests…. Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Ben Tubbs

citrus trees at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised… Read More

Helping Haiti Achieve Higher Black Bean Yields

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)…. Read More

Graduating Senior Taking Soil and Water Sciences Knowledge Overseas

Ethan Weinrich has packed a lot of experiences into his time at the University of Florida. As a community college transfer student from Tallahassee, it seems that was the only option for his two years in Gainesville. Ethan… Read More

Featured New Faculty: Davie Kadyampakeni

By Jessica Pardo, Communications Specialist, SWS Davie Kadyampakeni is a new Soil and Water Sciences assistant professor at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. His specialization is citrus water and nutrient management, focusing on water… Read More