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We research and teach about soil, water, and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural, and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
Since our origins, more than 100 years ago, we have made significant contributions to improving the productivity of Florida’s agriculture, helping protect the state's unique ecosystems, and contributing to soil and water science at national and international levels.
We research and teach about soil, water, and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural, and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
Since our origins, more than 100 years ago, we have made significant contributions to improving the productivity of Florida’s agriculture, helping protect the state's unique ecosystems, and contributing to soil and water science at national and international levels.
                
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Citrus Irrigation and Nutrient Management Workshop Planned for February 8

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- Citrus growers depend on the latest information regarding the best irrigation and nutrition strategies for growing productive trees.  University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will share recent results for optimal crop management at a workshop and field visit opportunity on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Florida. Davie

Study points to importance of magnesium in fertilization of HLB-affected citrus trees

UF/IFAS researchers are trying to extend the life of citrus trees infected with Huanglongbing (HLB), a bacterial disease. New research shows magnesium may play an important role in boosting the productivity of HLB orange trees. Specifically, the researchers looked at the concentrations of the three nutrients in tree leaves and the soil.  Over 18 months, they collected samples from a grove of Valencia orange trees at the UF/IFAS Citrus

Featured New Faculty: Ebrahim Babaeian, assistant professor of soil physics

Dr. Ebrahim Babaeian is one of the newest members of the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department. He is an assistant professor of soil physics. We asked him a little about how his career has developed and what his future research goals are. Can you tell us a little about your background? I was born and raised in Iran where I earned my Ph.D. in Soil Physics and Conservation from Tarbiat Modares University in 2014. My graduate research

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