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Congratulations to the ENST recipients of the 2015 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Alumni Awards! The honorees were celebrated at an awards banquet held at the University of Maryland's Riggs Alumni Center on April 16. The College of AGNR Alumni Chapter selected the award winners from a pool of nominations.
The Soil Science Society of America is coordinating with the Global Soil Partnership and other organizations around the world to celebrate the 2015 International Year of Soils and raise awareness and promote the sustainability of our limited soil resources.
MWAZIPEZA CHANDA – Lusaka. A MOBILE soil testing kit is currently under trial in Eastern Province to analyse soil to ensure farmers have the right information for fertiliser application.
2015 has been declared the International Year of Soils by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Soil health might seem like a snoozer of a subject, but as the global demand for...
Department of Environmental Science and Technology Assistant Professor, Dr. Stephanie Lansing received the prestige 2014 Mentor of the Year Award, from the 21st Institute on Teaching and Mentoring on November 2nd in Omni CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia
ENST professor and extension specialist, Dr. Frank Coale, has become a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) for his achievements and meritorious contributions to agronomy through research and education, and both national and international services.
Wetland science graduate student Eliza McFarland is the first ENST student to receive the 2014 Garden Club of America (GCA) Wetlands Scholarship Award to study coastal wetlands.
University students volunteered their time Saturday afternoon to collect trash and clean the Paint Branch Campus Creek to raise awareness for the proposed state “bottle bill,” which would offer...
Merriam-Webster defines its more vulgar adjectival form as “petty, insignificant” and even “lacking courage, manliness, or effectiveness.” But make no mistake, two separate university projects aim to...
For Angela Perantoni, the pursuit of a career in environmental science is a philanthropic effort. “Environmentalism, to me, is not a movement to protect the Earth, it’s a movement to protect...
In order to be efficient and productive, farmers of today must constantly stay connected with the technologies of tomorrow. That’s why the 4th annual MidAtlantic Precision Ag Equipment Day brought...
(The following article appeared in The Delmarva Farmer on July 29) COLLEGE PARK, Md. — For a few years now, students at the University of Maryland have been able to volunteer at community gardens...
If you ask three farmers what precision agriculture is, you’ll probably get three different answers. Some will say GPS guidance and steering while others will talk about variable-rate seeding options and another may mention crop yield monitors on combines. And really, they are all correct – precision ag is about as broad as, well, the term agriculture.
On May 10 [2013], the Waterfront Partnership was honored to host a presentation by Dr. Peter Kangas’s environmental science students from University of Maryland College Park. The ten students presented their idea for a living ecosystem that can be used to treat the water in the Harbor, making the water cleaner and removing harmful excess nutrients.
Tyler Witkowski said he came to this university to be a mechanical engineer and couldn’t have seen himself in South Korea, let alone neck-deep in soil pits. But Witkowski ended up earning the second-highest individual score at the first International Soil Judging Competition, held June 5 to 7 in Jeju, South Korea.
While many tuned in to watch the World Cup to see which team would become the globe’s soccer champs, others watched a competition of a different kind: one that named the earth’s best identifiers of...
A team of environment science students showed off their ecological engineering prowess by placing second in the annual student design competition at the 14th Annual Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES) in Charleston, South Carolina on Jun 9-11.
ENST students must do everything they can to prepare for the job market when they leave school. Five exceptional students have procured internships to gather real-world experience. Find out what they're doing and how it's helping them get ahead.
When it comes to judging soil, environmental science and technology alumnus Tyler Witkowski can compete with anyone in the world. The December 2013 graduate proved his prowess by earning second place...
I always wanted to work with animals. I grew up on a horse farm surrounded by woods. I was an only child, and I was occasionally lonely, but I was never bored. In that time, you could be gone for 14 hours and there were no Amber Alerts. I’d come in at 9:30 p.m., and my mom’s like, “Are you in for the night?” and I’m like, “Nope, just getting a flashlight.”

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