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Soil and Water Sciences Graduate Student Research Spotlight


December 23, 2020

“Calibrating Mehlich 3-Phosphorus Recommendations Using Iron Oxide-strip Phosphorus and Mehlich 1-Phosphorus” Amanda Rodriguez (Soil and Water Sciences M.S. 2021) Topic In 2013, Florida’s soil test was changed from Mehlich 1 to Mehlich ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Amanda Rodriguez, Iron Oxide Strips, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Soil and Water Sciences alumna’s job revolves around phosphorus


December 18, 2020

Sue Newman, a 1991 Soil and Water Sciences Ph.D. alumna, reflects on her time at UF and her career at the South Florida Water Management District. As a scientist with SFWMD, she has focused on restoring the Everglades for nearly 30 years. Specifically, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Florida Everglades, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Sue Newman
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Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local


September 29, 2020

In a recent study, researchers at the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) demonstrated that small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can benefit from struvite recovery. This method lowers phosphorus (P) output and conserves an ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Eutrophication, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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UF/IFAS researcher surveying Florida cow-calf producers and land managers


July 17, 2020

A UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department researcher is seeking cow-calf operations in Florida to be part of a survey. Dr. Maria Silveira is leading the effort. The goal is to understand phosphorus balances and budgets in the state of Florida. “This ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cattle, Maria Silveira, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Research indicates crop-available legacy phosphorus could fertilize crops while saving farmers money


May 26, 2020

Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFSAS) report soil legacy phosphorus could be enough to fertilize crops – at least for a planting season or two. Using the abundance of this common fertilizer ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fertilizer, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Vimala Nair

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