Soil Scientist, Dr. Maria Silveira, Joins Faculty at RCREC

Dr. Maria SilveiraWelcome Dr. Maria Silveira!

Maria L. Silveira, soil scientist, earned her PhD in Soil Chemistry at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and University of California, Riverside. Her research program will focus on soil fertility and environmental nutrient management practices for sustainable forage production. Research objectives will address critical nutrient and water quality issues related to beef cattle production in South Florida. She will also work closely with IFAS extension faculties to promote and validate BMPs for beef and dairy operations. If you would like to speak with Dr. Silveira she can be reached at (863) 735-1314 (ext. 209) or you may email her at mlas@ufl.edu.