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Study points to importance of magnesium in fertilization of HLB-affected citrus trees


January 13, 2022

UF/IFAS researchers are trying to extend the life of citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease. New research shows magnesium may play an important role in boosting the productivity of HLB orange trees. Specifically, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Davie Kadyampakeni, Eduardo Esteves, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, HLB, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Featured New Faculty: Ebrahim Babaeian, assistant professor of soil physics


January 11, 2022

Dr. Ebrahim Babaeian is one of the newest members of the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department. He is an assistant professor of soil physics. We asked him a little about how his career has developed and what his future research goals are. Can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ebrahim Babaeian, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Physics, SWS Featured Faculty

Alumnus Spotlight: Greg Gensheimer’s career path brought him back to nature


January 4, 2022

Greg Gensheimer (Ph.D. 1985) has always enjoyed being active. He grew up playing ice hockey in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But Greg found that swimming, fishing, and playing soccer in sunny Florida were excellent pastimes to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Green Mountain Scenic Byway, Greg Gensheimer, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Graduate student examines impacts of sod-based rotation


December 20, 2021

Kaile Zhang, a soil and water sciences doctoral student at the UF/IFAS North Florida REC, is studying sod-based rotation (SBR) systems. Under SBR, perennial grass (bahiagrass) is part of a traditional cotton-peanut rotation. Specifically, Zhang ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Kaile Zhang, Sod-Based Rotation, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Sunny Liao
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UF student reflects on attending COP26 UN climate change conference


December 16, 2021

Kariel Stuart, a third-year student majoring in interdisciplinary studies: environmental management in agriculture and natural resources, participated in the annual climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The Freeport, Grand Bahama, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: COP26, Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Kariel Stuart, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Dr. Ann Wilkie awarded the 2021 VP Promise Award


December 14, 2021

Dr. Ann Wilkie, research professor of bioenergy and sustainable technology in the Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD), is the recipient of the 2021 VP Promise Award. Wilkie is the inaugural winner of the award, from the UF/IFAS Office ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Matt Whiles, Robert Gilbert, Scott Angle, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, VP Promise Award
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Graduate student wins award from UF International Center


December 13, 2021

Juma Bukomba, a master’s degree student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, received the 2021 Outstanding Post-Graduate Award from the UF International Center. The award recognizes international students who have distinguished ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Juma Bukomba, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF International Center
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Soil and Water Sciences Department hosts two students from Zamorano University


November 3, 2021

When their university offered them a chance to study in the United States for a semester, Fabrizio Pilco and Manuel Cornejo jumped at the opportunity. The two Zamorano University undergraduates studying agricultural science from Ecuador are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: AGEAP USA, Fabrizio Pilco Manuel Cornejo, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Zamorano University

Environmental Management alum highlights working at Florida DEP


November 1, 2021

By Anthony Bolesta, EMANR alum Approximately one week after graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources (EMANR), I was offered ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Anthony Bolesta, Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Featured New Visiting Faculty: Silvino Moreira


October 13, 2021

Dr. Silvino Moreira is an agronomist from the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA). He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in soils and plant nutrition from the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ/USP -University of São Paulo). In 2002, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Federal University Of Lavras, Pedro Sanchez, Silvino Moreira, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

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