Water Regulations Affecting the Peach Industry

Abbey Taylor Peaches, Top Posts, Water

Water issues in agriculture challenge even the smallest of farming operations, and the peach industry is no exception. Kay Rentzel, director of the National Peach Council, spoke on how different parts of the nation’s peach industry are suffering from various aspects of water regulations. “It just depends on which side of the country you are on,” said Rentzel. “In some …

Learn More About Florida’s Water Resources With New UF/IFAS Website

Kelsey Fry Top Posts, Water

GAINESVILLE, Fla, Jan. 3, 2017 — Are you concerned about how your water tastes? Do you want to know how much you use, or whether we’ll have enough water for the next generation? A new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences website links users with UF/IFAS programs on how to preserve and, perhaps improve the quantity and quality …

UF/IFAS Researcher: Neighborly Conversations Can Help with Water Conservation

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your neighbors and peers probably care more about water conservation than one might assume, and that may mean they’re open to some new ideas about using less water, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researcher says. Laura Warner, who will publish a new study on UF/IFAS Extension water conservation programs, thinks these …

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New Technology Helping Growers Save Water

Josh McGill Water

New technology is being tested by several farmers in the Southeast to see if this technology can help to conserve water. The technology allows farmers to access soil-moisture readings right from their phones, with updates every three hours. This technology is being developed in a joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. They are utilizing …


South Florida Farmers Continue Everglades Restoration Success

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Everglades Agricultural Area farmers are marking another year of their successful track record in Everglades restoration by sending clean water into the system. During a year of El Nino rainfall – at times more than 350 percent above average – EAA producers’ Best Management Practices reduced phosphorus in the water leaving their farms by 27 percent. The November-through-January dry season …