Precious Nyabami, a master's student in the UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences, is studying cover crops’ impact on soil health and nutrient management. The focus is on nitrogen (N). She wants to understand N release ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES).
Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE
The use of cover crops between growing seasons can improve nutrient cycling and soil health among other things. Researchers in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department (SWS) conducted a study on the benefits of a summer cover crop in organic ... READ MORE
For over 100 years, burning fossil fuels has generated most of the energy required to propel our cars, power our businesses, and keep the lights on in our homes. Almost all (95%) of the world's transportation energy comes from petroleum-based ... READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture just announced funding for a project comprising an interdisciplinary team from the University of Florida. The three-year project, “Quantifying the nitrogen cycling ... READ MORE
A new UF/IFAS Extension document from Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWS) researchers highlights the important role of nitrogen (N) in Florida soils. The element is necessary for healthy plants. However, properly managing soil N levels ... READ MORE
Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFSAS) report soil legacy phosphorus could be enough to fertilize crops – at least for a planting season or two. Using the abundance of this common fertilizer ... READ MORE
The efficient use of fertilizer is a concern to those in and outside of agricultural production. Too much, or application at the wrong time, wastes resources for producers and can pose a risk to the environment. Researchers in the UF/IFAS Soil ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE