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Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

Dr. Jack Rechcigl

GCREC Center Director and Professor of Soil and Water Science
Interim Center Director, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Dr. Jack Rechcigl is the Center Director and Professor at the University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm and Plant City. He is also now the Interim Center Director for Fort Lauderdale Reseach and Education Center. Dr. Rechcigl’s studies the beneficial uses of organic wastes and industrial by-products as fertilizers for agricultural crops.

In particular, his research focuses on evaluating the fertilizer requirements of pasture grasses as well as determining ways to reduce fertilizer runoff in to water ways.

 

Contact

Rm. 103 
Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
14625 CR 672
Wimauma, FL 33598
813-419-6571
rechcigl@ufl.edu

  • Education

    Education:

    • Ph.D. Soil Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1986
    • M.S. Soil Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1983
    • B.S. Plant Science, University of Delaware, 1982
  • Publications
  • Professional Service and Awards
    • Sigma Xi Research Award
    • University of Philippines Research Award
    • University of Florida Research Honor Award
    • University of Florida Research Achievement Award
    • University of Delaware presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement Award
    • Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy
    • Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America
    • Honorary Professorship from the Czech Agricultural University in Prague
    • Fellow of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences
    • University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship