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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Graduate Research Fellowships and Assistantships:

Available to conduct research on emerging topics in soil, water, and environmental sciences.  For details see Funding for Prospective Graduate Students and Graduate Program Application Information. Feb. 1 is the application deadline for on-campus graduate program applications for Fall 2017.


 

IN THE NEWS  

UF/IFAS early career scientists to use grants to study greening, pests, environmental issues, more

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifteen early career scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Scientists have been awarded grants to help solve global issues such as thwarting invasive pests, improving crop varieties, … Continue reading

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

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