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 Assistant Professor - Soil Fertility and Sustainable Nutrient Management. Apply by November 16th, 2018.

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UF/IFAS Research Suggests Improved Erosion Control May Help Reduce Nitrogen Inputs to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and one of Australia's top tourist destinations, but its coral colonies have been dying at a startling rate in recent years and scientists believe that high levels of nitrogen in reef waters have played a role in the crisis. Soils found in river basins along the Queensland coast contribute sediment to river flows and have been cited as a source of

Young Citrus Trees May Benefit From Full Irrigation Regardless of HLB Status, UF/IFAS Researchers Say

By Tom Nordlie GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Mature citrus trees affected by the bacterial disease Huanglongbing typically need about 25 percent less irrigation than their healthy counterparts – but that doesn’t necessarily mean young trees with the disease will benefit from water deficits, according to a preliminary greenhouse study by researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Experiments on

‘CUPS’ Protects Citrus From Greening, Storms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A system designed to protect citrus trees from the deadly greening disease withstood the ravaging winds of Hurricane Irma last year, University of Florida scientists say. With reinforcements installed after the storm, they’ll likely withstand even more dangerous storms. Using Citrus Under Protective Screening, or “CUPS,” growers can keep the Asian citrus psyllid away from their trees, said Arnold Schumann, a

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