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Remembering Art Hornsby, Professor Emeritus and Extension Specialist


May 19, 2021

Dr. Arthur “Art” G. Hornsby passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 81 in Gainesville, Florida. Hornsby was a successful soil scientist and extension specialist who made great contributions to the field of soil physics. He began his ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Arthur Hornsby, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Soil and Water Sciences faculty win national, state awards


April 21, 2021

Several faculty members in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department won state and national awards for their extension service. The awards come from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP) and the Florida chapter ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Association Of Natural Resources Extension Professionals, Florida Assocation Of Natural Resources Extension Professionals, Laura Reynolds, Mark Clark, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Dr. Bhadha receives 2020 Seymour Goldweber Award


September 9, 2020

Dr. Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha received a 2020 Seymour Goldweber Extension Professional and Enhancement Award. Bhadha is an assistant professor of Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department. He conducts ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Jehangir Bhadha, Seymour Goldweber Award, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension
Virginia Key beach in Miami, Florida.

UF/IFAS Extension to launch “Climate Smart Floridians” program


July 7, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has forecast some major issues for Florida due to climate change. Rising sea level means retreating shorelines and more coastal flooding. Hotter than normal temperatures mean stress on the state’s water ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alicia Bradigan-Betancourt, Ashley Smyth, Climate Smart Floridians, Florida Sea Grant, Holly Abeels, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension
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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
citrus trees at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Guide for the Nutrition of Florida Citrus Trees Updated


April 15, 2020

Nutrition of Florida Citrus Trees, 3rd Edition is an update of UF/IFAS Bulletin SP169, which has provided guidelines for Florida citrus fertilization since 1995. The goal is to provide background information and recommendations to develop a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Davie Kadyampakeni, Kelly Morgan, Nutrition Of Florida Citrus Trees, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

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
rice field with young rice plants growing

September is National Rice Month; Florida should celebrate this homegrown crop


September 19, 2019

by Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha When you think of rice production, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The rice paddy fields of China, perhaps? China is by far the largest producer – and consumer – of rice in the world, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Everglades Agricultural Area, Jehangir Bhadha, Rice, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Soil and Water Sciences Professor Named Leader of International Group


September 9, 2019

Dr. Rao Mylavarapu, professor of sustainable nutrient systems in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department and university term professor, was unanimously elected as the Inaugural Chair of the International Governing Council of the International ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: IFAS Analytical Service Laboratories, Rao Mylavarapu, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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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