Dr. Charles Barrett, Regional Specialized Agent in Water Resources, discussed agent and grower perspectives on soil moisture sensors during the 2020 Virtual Ag BMP Summit.
Soil moisture sensors are an incredibly valuable tool that can be used to make informed irrigation decisions. Soil moisture sensors are even more valuable when combined with an irrigation schedule. For Cold Hardy Citrus, there are critical times… Read More
Water Wednesday, a series of videos aimed at sharing information from UF/IFAS experts with Central Floridians on a variety of water conservation practices, has a new website. The new Water Wednesday site, which highlight’s the weekly Facebook Live… Read More
Have you heard of FAWN? What is FAWN? FAWN is Florida Automated Weather Network. It is a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997. Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Project Manager of FAWN, Rick… Read More
Rainy Season Here at Last The pitterpattering of rain against the window is a soothing and welcome sound here in Sarasota County. Though it may have been painfully dry the past few months, June brings with it the… Read More
Drs. Mark Clark and Lincoln Zotarelli discussed alternative irrigation methods to seepage and their impact on water quality and quantity.
Attention gardeners! Landscape designers! Green-industry pros! The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in “water-wise” design and maintenance. The annual contest is open to landscapes from across… Read More
Turfgrass responds to different seasons and it is mostly driven by light, water, and temperature. Remember, plants need light, water, and nutrients to grow! So those short, cool winter days with sparse rainfall result in turf going into… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997, just relaunched its website with a new look and additional user-focused features. “Our main goal in revamping the… Read More
There are many reasons to properly irrigate the home landscape. Not only do we not want to waste this precious natural resource, but we want to be sure we apply the proper amount of water to keep our… Read More