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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms

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Florida’s sandy soils can be a challenge for agricultural producers. Ensuring the soil retains the right amount of moisture and nutrients is a constant concern. Newly published UF/IFAS research examines how cover crops help soil… Read More

World Wetlands Day: The importance of Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

Everglades stormwater treatment area

By Caroline Buchanan, Soil and Water Sciences graduate student February 2, 2021, is the 50th celebration of World Wetlands Day. The goal is to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for the planet and… Read More

Internship focused on fighting the spread of invasive Asian carp

My name is Jordan Sanchez, and I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies-Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources and minoring in business administration. I had the incredible opportunity to be an intern with the Asian… 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

Study abroad is life-changing experience for environmental management student

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My name is Morgan Romero, and I am a recent Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate from UF. I decided for the final semester of my bachelor’s degree to study abroad at The… Read More

Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local

aerial view of wastewater treatment plant

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

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… Read More