The SWSD extension faculty translate current, relevant soil and water science knowledge into user-friendly formats for Florida residents, visitors, industry, business, governmental agencies and county extension agents. Formats include publications, presentations, in-service trainings, videos and computer software. These emphasize the SWSD's five thrust areas and several of the high-priority initiatives of the UF/IFAS Extension Roadmap, including enhancing and protecting water quality, quantity, and supply; enhancing and conserving Florida's natural resources and environmental quality; and increasing the sustainability, profitability, and competitiveness of agricultural and horticultural enterprises.  

Extension Programs
Extension Publications
Other Resources
Extension Faculty
NameArea of SpecializationContact

Jehangir Bhadha
Everglades Research and Education Center

Soil, Water & Nutrient Management jango@ufl.edu
(561) 993-1711

Mark Clark
G175A McCarty Hall

Wetland Ecology clarkmw@ufl.edu
(352) 294-3115

Yuncong Li
Tropical Research & Education Center

Soil and Water Quality yunli@ufl.edu
(305) 246-6342

Hui Ling (Sunny) Liao
North Florida Research & Education Center

Soil Microbial Ecology sunny.liao@ufl.edu

Cheryl Mackowiak
North Florida Research & Education Center

Nutrient Management and Water Quality echo13@ufl.edu
(850) 875-7126

Kelly Morgan
SW Florida Research & Education Center 

Soil Fertility and Water Management conserv@ufl.edu
(239) 658-3400

Rao Mylavarapu
G171 McCarty Hall

Soil and Nutrient Management raom@ufl.edu
(352) 294-3113

Arnold Schumann
Citrus Research and Education Center

Citrus Nutrition schumaw@ufl.edu
(863) 956-1151

Maria Silveira
Range Cattle Research and Education Center

Soil Chemistry and Nutrient Management mlas@ufl.edu
(863) 735-1314

Sarah Strauss
SW Florida Research & Education Center

Soil Microbiology strauss@ufl.edu
(239) 658-3468

Gurpal Toor
Gulf Coast Research & Education Center

Environmental Soil Chemistry and Water Quality gstoor@ufl.edu
(813) 634-0000

Chris Wilson
3167 McCarty Hall

Environmental Toxicology pcwilson@ufl.edu
(352) 294-3166

Alan Wright
Indian River Research & Education Center 

Soil and Water Quality alwr@ufl.edu
(772) 577-7410