We research and teach about soil, water and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within IFAS and CALS, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
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UF/IFAS Extension in Suwannee Valley region helps watermelon growers save water, fuel, fertilizer

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Robert Hochmuth remembers about 30 years ago when researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center showed watermelon growers how to use transplants instead of direct seeding. … Continue reading

UF/IFAS 4Rs program helps growers use best management practices for fertilizer use

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have introduced a program to help Florida growers maximize the use of nutrients and fertilizers while minimizing the impact on the environment. The results are less … Continue reading

Citizen scientists count scallops in Pensacola Bay system, aid fishery research

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The morning of Aug. 6, snorkelers began combing the waters of Big Lagoon, an inlet southwest of Pensacola, in search of scallops. The week before, another group had done the same at various points along the Santa … Continue reading

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