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Tag: Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department

Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida

Freshly picked tomatoes.

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase hazard awareness,… Read More

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

Fresh yellow, red, and orange peppers at the farmers market.

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting possibilities… Read More

Estimated Water Savings Potential of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Activities

Figure 1. Any homeowner can independently adopt the Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices as long as they are consistent with HOA requirements and other restrictions. Credit: Michael Gutierrez, UF/IFAS

To help homeowners predict the impact of implementing some of the water conservation measures listed on Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ checklist, this 5-page fact sheet offers a table of estimated water savings. Homeowners can select activities which… Read More

Field Observations During the Eleventh Microwave Water and Energy Balance Experiment (MicroWEX-11) from April 25 through December 6, 2012

The University of Florida's C-band Microwave Radiometer system (UFCMR) Credit: J. Casanova, University of Florida

This new report from UF/IFAS researchers provides another set of observation data that can be used to develop better models for accurate prediction of weather and near-term climate. It describes the observations conducted during the… Read More