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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
coastal marsh

Featured New Faculty: Golmar Golmohammadi, assistant professor of watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry


January 24, 2022

Dr. Golmar Golmohammadi is one of the newest members of the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department. She is an assistant professor of watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry and works at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center ... READ MORE

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Tags: Biogeochemistry, Golmar Golmohammadi, Range Cattle REC, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Watershed Hydrology

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

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
kayak on lake in Florida

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Heather Surratt


August 17, 2019

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 4911-Supervised ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Heather Surratt, Internship, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Summer Experience, Sumter County Extension

Building a Partnership in Brazil


May 2, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Federal University Of Lavras, Jack Payne, Pedro Sanchez, Ramesh Reddy, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Mycorrhizal Fungi, a Great Plant Partner


February 22, 2019

When you think of fungus and plants together, typically that is not a good thing. However, mycorrhizal fungi are great plant partners that work in the soil to enhance a plant’s root system. The biofertilizers aid in plant growth and the nutrient ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS
Tags: Abid Al Agely, Andy Ogram, Mycorrhizal Fungi, News, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Workshop

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