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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

New NIFA-funded research to examine cover crops in organic vegetable production systems

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture just announced funding for a project comprising an interdisciplinary team from the University of Florida. The three-year project, “Quantifying the nitrogen cycling benefits of different cover crops… Read More

Dr. Bhadha receives 2020 Seymour Goldweber Award

Dr. Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha received a 2020 Seymour Goldweber Extension Professional and Enhancement Award. Bhadha is an assistant professor of Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department. He conducts his work at… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers examine pesticide runoff

Runoff of nutrients and pesticides is a problem that impacts many ecosystems. Improper application of these materials can have harmful effects on non-target plants and animals in aquatic systems. Citing a lack of research on pesticide runoff, a… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher part of team examining global grasslands

A UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department researcher was one of more than 40 researchers examining how nitrogen changes in grassland soils. The process, known as mineralization – organic nitrogen’s conversion into inorganic nitrogen – occurs naturally. The… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers examine plant litter decomposition in grazing land

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The sustainability of grazing land depends on several factors, including nutrient cycling from short-term and long-term plant litter decomposition. The plant material that falls to the ground decomposes at different rates. Plant characteristics, such as the carbon (C)… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers share data on copper concentrations in stormwater ponds

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If you ask the average Floridian what copper sulfate is, chances are most won’t know. But ask them if they’ve ever seen a bright blue stormwater pond and they’ll likely say yes. Copper sulfate kills algae in ponds… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher surveying Florida cow-calf producers and land managers

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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… Read More

Podcast series features UF/IFAS water researchers

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Faculty and graduate students in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department went behind the microphone for a new podcast series. Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) students involved in the Streaming Science project interviewed more than half a… Read More