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UF/IFAS scientists host next ‘STEPS’ toward phosphorus sustainability with national think tank in South Florida


April 17, 2024

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for food security and human survival, and it is an element that cannot be replenished. That is why using phosphorus efficiently is essential and the focus of a national research effort led by leading ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Elise Morrison, Everglades Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jehangir Bhadha, Jonathan Judy, Juan Nino, Kelly Morgan, Matthew VanWeelden, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation-Science And Technology Center, News, Research, Sandra Guzmán, Science And Technologies For Phosphorus Sustainability, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), STEPS, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida
a person's hands scooping soil out of a brown paper sample bag.

Experiential Learning Lab provides undergraduate students research opportunities


March 18, 2024

University of Florida students are immersing themselves in the hands-on study of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences in the Experiential Learning Lab (ELL). Dr. Ann Wilkie, research professor in the UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Experiential, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, Undergraduate Research
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Members of UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences contribute to book on sandy soils


February 15, 2024

Anyone working the land in Florida is aware just how sandy the soil is throughout the panhandle and peninsula. Even the official state soil is Myakka fine sand. So, it is not surprising the first book solely focused on sandy soils includes authors ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbon, HLB, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences
wide angled view of Florida Everglades

Researchers examine the influence of vegetation on soil organic nitrogen composition, mineralization in a subtropical wetland


January 25, 2024

Previous studies have investigated the role of litter type on soil organic nitrogen (SON) mineralization and the resulting chemical composition in aerobic soils. However, there are limited studies on the role of anaerobic conditions. Researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida Everglades, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Organic Nitrogen, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

Study examines various fertilizers, application rates for HLB-affected orange trees 


December 5, 2023

The long effort to help huanglongbing (HLB) impacted citrus trees in Florida has taken another step forward. The disease, commonly known as citrus greening, greatly impacts tree root health, fruit development, and juice quality. A study at the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Davie Kadyampakeni, Fertilizer, HLB, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences
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Students present work at Undergraduate Research Symposium


November 17, 2023

Students working with UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) faculty can add undergraduate research to their resume. Tanya Charan and Camille Haupt both focused on a variation of nitrogen (N). Charan examined atmospheric ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Camille Haupt, Mary Lusk, Masanori Fujimoto, Nitrogen, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Tanya Charan, Undergraduate Research
A field with test plots of bahiagrass and perennial peanut plants.

Researchers examine potential benefits for soil health and nutrient availability in forage production


November 14, 2023

Forage production in intensively managed grasslands often requires continuous use of inorganic nitrogen fertilizers. This can be harmful to the environment. Scientists in the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) studied ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Adesuwa Erhunmwunse, Bahiagrass, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Perennial Peanut, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sunny Liao
Lake Apopka sediment core sample

Sizing up organic soil material: new research evaluates methods of laser diffraction 


November 1, 2023

A century ago, the Swedish scientist Lennart von Post devised a simple and practical way of determining the degree of decomposition of organic soil material. Known as the Von Post Scale, you take a handful of saturated soil and squeeze the water ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Daniel Colopietro, Laser Diffraction, Organic Soil Material, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

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