For Haitians, black beans are a food staple and the most consumed bean in the country. But farmers there have one of the lowest yield rates in the world for the crop – 660 kilograms per hectare (ha-1). Franky Celestin, UF/IFAS Soil and Water ... READ MORE
A small group of administrators from Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) in Brazil filed into the UF/IFAS Institute for Sustainable Food Systems meeting space Thursday morning. Greeting them was Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agricultural ... READ MORE
Ben Grubbs, a Soil and Water Sciences Department student, is a finalist for the Larry J. Connor Medal of Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). The award is given to an outstanding senior based on scholarship, leadership, ... READ MORE
Soil and Water Sciences student Lindsay Furr is a finalist for the Emelie Matthews Award of Excellence. The honor recognizes outstanding graduating transfer students in the University of Florida’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
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by Lars Bjorndal
My name is Lars Bjorndal. I am an international student from Norway and I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering here at the University of Florida. This summer, I participated in Dr. Wilkie’s ... READ MORE
Dr. Samuel Smidt has joined the Soil and Water Sciences Department as an Assistant Professor of Watershed Science. We asked him some questions to learn more about his background and future plans.
Can you tell us a little about your background ... READ MORE
By Jessica Southard Pardo, Communications Specialist, Soil and Water Sciences Department
Since Masanori Fujimoto was a small child, he always wanted to understand things – how does this work, why does that look a certain way, how did this ... READ MORE
By Anna Normand
“How do wetlands store so much carbon?” and “Is muck the proper term to use?” These are the thoughtful questions I was asked on Capitol Hill by none other than Florida Senator Bill Nelson. Fielding these scientific ... READ MORE
Promotion of the Elsevier Tropical Connections Fellowship program brought the program director, Dr. Max Teplitski, to ESPOL, Ecuador’s premier state university. In Ecuador, just as in the US, female students make up the majority in undergraduate ... READ MORE