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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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An efficient, sustainable fertilizer for seagrass

New research from the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences may improve seagrass restoration efforts. The loss of seagrass is devastating coastal ecosystems. Impacts include declining water quality and marine life dying off or migrating to other areas. To make matters worse, the restoration of seagrasses is both relatively expensive and unsuccessful compared to other coastal ecosystems. struvite

Introducing the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES). Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension activities across our department and programs. Faculty members

How the war in Ukraine is impacting agricultural fertilizer supplies 

Rao Mylavarapu, professor of sustainable nutrient systems   University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS)   Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences  In a globalized food system, a problem at one point causes a ripple effect across the world. Such a breakdown is evident with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The war

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