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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We are seeking applicants for an open position (apply by August 15):
Assistant Professor, Microbial Chemical Ecologist

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UF faculty publish book on innovate ways to manage essential nutrients in soils

FORT PIERCE, Fla.---A University of Florida professor and two colleagues have published a book in which the three scientists impart some of the world’s most innovative techniques for managing an essential nutrient in food production soils. With the world’s population expected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050, scientists are searching for ways to make soil more productive so that more food may be produced. Zhenli He, professor and

Time to mow more: It’s good for the environment and for curb appeal

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With higher temperatures come higher lawns, so now that spring is in full swing, you may mow more often. When you do, you help preserve the environment and keep your yard aesthetically pleasing, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences expert says. Environmentally, proper lawn care can help

UF/IFAS professor named to U.S. President’s Committee on National Medal of Science

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Former President Barack Obama has named a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences renowned expert on tropical soils a member of the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science. Pedro Sanchez, a research professor in the soil and water sciences department, will serve his term until December 2019. “Dr.


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