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Gerald Kidder

Professor Emeritus and Extension Specialist, Soil Fertility

Program Areas

  • Research

    Departmental Research Areas:

    • Management of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Wastes

    Research focus:
    Provides training programs and materials on fertilization, plant nutrition, waste disposal on land, soil testing, and fertilizers and soil amendments.


  • Selected Publications
    • Kidder, G., and R.J. Black. 1998. Improving roadside vegetation with compost. Video written and produced for the Environmental Management Office, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee. 6.5 min.
    • Kidder, Gerald. 2000. Management of organic wastes in urban areas. p.93-117. In R.B. Brown, J.H. Huddleston, and J.L. Anderson (ed.) Managing soils in an urban environment. Agronomy 39. Amer. Soc. Agron., Crop Sci. Soc. Amer., and Soil Sci. Soc. Amer., Madison, WI.
    • Hochmuth, G.J., E.A. Hanlon, and G. Kidder. 2000. Appropriate Uses of Soil Fertility Testing and the UF-IFAS Standardized Fertilization Recommendation System: A Position Paper From the UF-IFAS Plant Nutrient Oversight Committee. Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc. 113:138-140.
    • Kidder, G., H.H. Van Horn, L.W. Schnell, J.P. Jacob, and R. Mylavarapu. 2001. Introduction to preparing nutrient management plans. Fla. Coop. Ext. Serv. Cir. 1247. IFAS, Univ. of Fla., Gainesville. 53 pp.
    • Kidder, G. 2001. Waste management and water quality issues. Soil Crop Sci. Soc. Fla. Proc. 60:7-8.
    • Kidder, G., and L. Espinoza. 1999. Fertilidad de suelos y uso de fertilizantes: Un curso corto en cinco sesiones. Fla. Coop. Ext. Serv. Cir. 1229. IFAS, Univ. of Fla., Gainesville. 25 pp. (also on web at:

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