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  • Farm irrigation of a potato field

    More Potatoes on Less Water

    UF/IFAS researchers have found an irrigation method that uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes –  $131 million-a-year Florida crop.  MORE >>

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    Agriculture and Water Programs

  • A hand on an irrigation head in a St. Augustinegrass lawn.

    We've Got an App For That

    An app developed by UF/IFAS scientists may save homeowners about 30 percent on water usage. MORE >>

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    Urban Water Programs

  • Dr. Sanjay Shukla, Southwest Florida REC in Immokalee

    Taller, thinner crop beds save money and water

    Professor Sanjay Shukla, based at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, is saving water with research in what he calles “compact bed geometry,” which is used in crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. MORE >>

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Senate Bill 10: A Summary

The end of the Florida legislative session concluded with the approval of a bill related specifically to water resources. Governor Scott signed Senate Bill 10 late on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. SB 10, sponsored by Senate President Joe Negron, whose District 25 includes Martin County and the St. Lucie estuary. SB 10 supports the construction of a deep-water reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). The goals of the


Fine Tuning with Soil Moisture Sensors

Tools in the toolbox Soil moisture sensors are a great tool for irrigators but they are not the only tool available. The fist thing any good irrigator should do is create an irrigation schedule. The schedule should be based on the crop water demand. How can the water needed by a crop be determined? There are many resources for this but I like the Vegetable Production Handbook (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_vph). Check out


Water in the South Central Extension District: Big Issues Part II

~A look at National Estuary Programs on Florida's Gulf Coast and 5 things we can do to protect them If you live in Florida, chances are you have a water story. Whether it involves childhood memories of a day at the beach, water skiing on the lake, canoeing down a tea-colored river, or simply admiring a Gulf Coast sunset, you know that water is what we do here in Florida. My Florida water story most strongly centers around a Pinellas County


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Your Local UF/IFAS Extension County Office

Our Extension agents are here to help. UF/IFAS has Extension offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties as well as 12 Research and Education Centers (RECs), Research and Demonstration Sites (RDSs), and several other offices are located throughout the state. More...

The UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education

The PIE Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining how people think about, form and act on opinions regarding complex agricultural and natural resources issues, enabling the public and policymakers to make informed decisions to preserve Florida's agricultural and natural resources assets. More...


UF Water Institute

The UF Water Institute brings together teams of leading researchers, educators, and students to address complex water issues through innovative interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach to develop  fundamental science, technologies, and policy alternatives for emerging ecological, agricultural and water supply issues. More...

Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute is a multi-disciplinary network of universities in Florida working together and with external partners in the public and private sectors to achieve a better understanding of climate variability and change, impacts, and societal response. More...