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Category: UF/IFAS Research

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

rice field with young rice plants growing

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… Read More

Organic farmers face trade-offs between fertility choices, sustainability

produce labeled as organic and locally produced

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 and… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Ben Tubbs

citrus trees at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

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… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Chance McLeod

seagrass bed off the coast of Cedar Key, Florida.

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… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Donna Kaminski

North Fork of St. Lucie River, Florida, boat in the distance

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… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Sarah Birkmire

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… Read More

Featured New Faculty: Lakesh Sharma

small field of lettuce

Dr. Lakesh Sharma has joined the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Sustainable Nutrient Management. We asked him to tell us about his background and future plans…. Read More

New website designed to protect water quality around horse farms

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is funding a UF/IFAS project to create a new mobile responsive website with an interactive farm Best Management Practices evaluation tool. It will allow horse owners… Read More