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seagrass bed off the coast of Cedar Key, Florida.

An efficient, sustainable fertilizer for seagrass


May 19, 2022

New research from the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences may improve seagrass restoration efforts. The loss of seagrass is devastating coastal ecosystems. Impacts include declining water quality and marine life dying off ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Coastal Ecosystems, Conor MacDonnell, Fertilizer, Patrick Inglett, Seagrass, Soil And Water Sciences, Struvite, Todd Osborne
logo of UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

Introducing the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences


May 16, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Matt Whiles, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
group of high school students at UF BEST Lab

Columbia H.S. students explore UF Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Lab


April 11, 2022

Dr. Ann Wilkie, a research professor in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department, frequently welcomes groups to her Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Lab. Eager to share the work she and her students do at the lab, Wilkie also ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
a small patch of cover crops at a farm

Researchers investigate summer cover crops in organic vegetable production


March 10, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cover Crops, Field And Fork, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, John Allar, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
College students examining a composting operation

Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Lab hosts environmental science class


February 23, 2022

About a dozen UF students filed out of a university passenger van on a chilly winter morning. The students in the environmental science lab class (EVS 3000L) came to the UF Energy Research and Education Park to learn about the Bioenergy and ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Biofuel, Environmental Science, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
blueberries on a branch

Research aims to boost production of blueberries, conserve water


February 4, 2022

Research in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department aims to help Florida’s expanding blueberry operations while also conserving water. Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of citrus water and nutrient management at the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Blueberries, Citrus Research And Education Center, Davie Kadyampakeni, Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Water Conservation

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