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Soil and Water Sciences Alumna’s Service is Rooted in Alaska

The straight-line distance between Gainesville and Anchorage, Alaska, is a little more than 3,700 miles. Still, that cross-country divide did not deter one Soil and Water Sciences graduate from making the move. Dr. Liz Hodges Snyder is almost ten...

Grad Student Research Spotlight

“Phosphorus Release from Biochar of Various Feedstocks: Implications for Land Management” Andressa Freitas (Soil & Water Sciences PhD 2019) Topics Phosphorus: Excessive fertilizer use can lead to nutrient loss from the soil resulting in...

Charting a Course for the Soil and Water Sciences Department

Dr. Matt Whiles began serving as the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) chair this past January. In his first several months on the job, he faced the same learning curve as all new hires of the University of Florida. However, he...


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February 25, 2019, Florida Alligator, 68 countries, one mission: UF professor studying soil to fight world hunger

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January 2, 2019, Citrus Industry News, Manage Soil pH and Nutrition for HLB

December 11, 2018, Growing Produce, Growing Under Cover a Big Deal for Florida Citrus

December 4, 2018, The Packer, Florida conference to reveal citrus grower research

November 5th, 2018, Florida Trend, $3.5 Million USDA Grant Could Help Florida's Grapefruit Industry

October 26th, 2018, Gainesville Sun, Scientists hope to turn algae into marketable goods 

October 16th, 2018, UF News, Meet some of the UF students working to feed the world

September 9th, 2018, Gainesville Sun, Six UF/IFAS students receive NSF research fellowships

July 30th, 2018, The Clewiston News, New chief agricultrual scientist chosen for SW Florida

July 9th, 2018, NewsDeeply, How Much Water Do Coho Salmon Need?

May 15, 2018, Gainesville Sun, Retired UF professor receives France's highest honor

January 31, 2018, Florida Alligator, A disease is killing Florida's oranges. UF researchers received millions to stop it

January 14, 2018, Gainesville Sun, Study finds nitrates not only problem affecting springs

January 5, 2018, The Apopka Voice, District and UF complete collaborative three-year investigation into Florida springs' health