Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

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Oak Hammock residents tour Student Compost Cooperative at the Soil and Water Sciences Department

June 21, 2021

On June 16th, the UF Student Compost Cooperative (SCC) hosted a group of residents from Oak Hammock at the University of Florida who want to promote composting in their community. Oak Hammock is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Composting, Oak Hammock, Soil And Water Science, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF Student Compost Cooperative
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The important role of nitrogen in Florida soils

June 15, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Clayton Nevins, Nitrogen, Patrick Inglett, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Research examines efficient use of nitrogen fertilizer for tomatoes

April 10, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fertilizer, Laura Jalpa, Rao Mylavarapu, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Tomato

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
Bags of soil samples at the UF/IFAS soil testing lab

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

August 30, 2019

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension Soil Testing Lab, Rao Mylavarapu, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Soil and Water Summer Experience – Mariya Petrova

August 23, 2019

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

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Mariya Petrova, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Stormwater Ponds, Summer Experience

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