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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

UF/IFAS researchers examine plant litter decomposition in grazing land

pasture land

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… Read More

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

stormwater pond

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… 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… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension to launch “Climate Smart Floridians” program 

Virginia Key beach in Miami, Florida.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has forecast some major issues for Florida due to climate change. Rising sea level means retreating shorelines and more coastal flooding. Hotter than normal temperatures mean stress on the state’s water supply, livestock, and crops – not to… Read More

Algae study recognized for high impact among UF/IFAS research

researcher examining algea in water tank

The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office is recognizing former undergraduate student Rebecca O’Connell and Soil and Water Sciences research professor Dr. Ann Wilkie for their research paper. The article they co-authored, “Comparing Harvest Productivity of the… Read More

The important role of nitrogen in Florida soils

hand holding garden trowel with soil

A new UF/IFAS Extension document from Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWS) researchers highlights the important role of nitrogen (N) in Florida soils. The element is necessary for healthy plants. However, properly managing soil N… Read More