Tag: irrigation

Egypt’s Wheat Production Illustrates Global Security Issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists, including many at the University of Florida, are trying to figure out how to feed 10 billion people worldwide by 2050. As they do, some UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are… Read More

SmartPath Technology to Lead to Smart Farm Irrigation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By testing new technology, University of Florida scientists will work with  growers to encourage their use of alternatives to fresh water by using new smart irrigation systems. This way, growers can lower their risk of… Read More

Ag & Bio Engineering Chair Can’t Be Confined to a Cube

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As she grew up in rural Arkansas, Kati Migliaccio’s interest in agricultural engineering came naturally. She liked math, science and problem solving, so she wanted an engineering career, but not one that confined her to… Read More

UF Survey: Homeowners Want to Keep Their Lawns Lush and Conserve Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners who irrigate want a beautiful lawn, and they’re more than willing to conserve water, a new University of Florida survey shows. It’s not a matter of a lush lawn versus saving a precious commodity…. Read More

Like to lie in the hammock? That – and other variables — will trigger how you fertilize, irrigate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some urban residents see their landscapes as havens for birds or pollinators. Some like the sheer beauty of a well-kempt lawn or a place to relax. Still others prefer the profit they might make from… Read More

Americans are water conscious, UF/IFAS survey shows

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shorten showers. Limit lawn irrigation. For the most part, Americans get it: They are fairly water conscious, according to a new national survey conducted by a team of University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

UF/IFAS avocado irrigation app should save money, water

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Avocado growers now know that a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences mobile irrigation app works well to save money while maintaining crop yields. This data, reported… Read More

What’s easier: Turning off water indoors or outside?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Apparently, it’s more convenient to Florida residents to save water while brushing their teeth than to cut back on lawn irrigation, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension… Read More

Irrigation method saves 50 percent of water needed for potato growth

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found an irrigation method that uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed app saves significant water and money

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An app developed by scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences may save homeowners about 30 percent on water usage, which translates into lower utility bills, new research shows. Kati… Read More