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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences Department

Student uses Andes Mountain Hike for Class Project

Hiking path in valley of Andes Mountains, Peru.

A student majoring in Environmental Management of Agricultural and Natural Resources used a hike in the Andes Mountains this spring to complete a class project. Sarah Birkmire was taking GIS for Soil and Water Science… Read More

Guide for the Nutrition of Florida Citrus Trees Updated

citrus trees at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Nutrition of Florida Citrus Trees, 3rd Edition is an update of UF/IFAS Bulletin SP169, which has provided guidelines for Florida citrus fertilization since 1995. The goal is to provide background information and recommendations to develop… Read More

Research examines efficient use of nitrogen fertilizer for tomatoes

tomato flowers on vine

The efficient use of fertilizer is a concern to those in and outside of agricultural production. Too much, or application at the wrong time, wastes resources for producers and can pose a risk to the… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Department chair receives textbook award

textbook cover Freshwater Ecology

Dr. Matt Whiles, the chair of the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is a recipient of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Textbook Excellence Award for 2020. Whiles and co-author Dr. Walter Dodds… Read More

Graduate Student Research Spotlight: Audrey Goeckner

stormwater pond in Gainesville, Florida

Thesis: “Carbon Dynamics of Urban Stormwater Ponds: Burial, Gas Flux, and Dissolved Organic Matter Composition” Topic: Permanently wet stormwater ponds are engineered control systems that are increasing in number on the landscape. Their purpose is to… Read More

UF Water Institute awards faculty fellowship to Soil and Water Sciences assistant professor

citrus trees at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of citrus water and nutrient management, is a recipient of the University of Florida Water Institute’s faculty fellow award. Kadyampakeni, who joined the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Science Department in… Read More

September is National Rice Month; Florida should celebrate this homegrown crop

rice field with young rice plants growing

by Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha When you think of rice production, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The rice paddy fields of China, perhaps? China is by far the largest producer – and… Read More

Organic farmers face trade-offs between fertility choices, sustainability

produce labeled as organic and locally produced

Organic farmers have trade-offs to consider when it comes to their options for managing soil fertility, according to new research from a University of Florida scientist. Gabriel Maltais-Landry, an assistant professor in the UF/IFAS Soil and… Read More