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Researchers study phosphorus limitation in soils of Puerto Rico

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Soil phosphorus (P) is commonly thought to limit primary productivity and microbial activities in humid tropical forests. Many soils in these forests experience frequent low oxygen conditions. Dr. Yang Lin, assistant professor of soil health… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Graduate Student Research Spotlight

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“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 3. From this… Read More

Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local

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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

Research indicates crop-available legacy phosphorus could fertilize crops while saving farmers money

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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… Read More