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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

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

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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…. Read More

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

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Graduate student examines impacts of sod-based rotation

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

UF student reflects on attending COP26 UN climate change conference

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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, native was nominated because of… Read More

Dr. Ann Wilkie awarded the 2021 VP Promise Award

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,… Read More

Graduate student wins award from UF International Center

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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 themselves by… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Department hosts two students from Zamorano University


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… Read More

Environmental Management alum highlights working at Florida DEP

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 a great… Read More