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Kifco Water Reel offered by Soil & Water Agricultural Technologies
For perennial crops, it is advisable to use a micro-irrigation system, which could be sprinkler or drip. Sprinklers with small-sized droplets would be better suited to compacted (loamy) soils and on soils that are rather sandy in nature, where the wetted bulb is more spread out. On the other hand, […]

Choosing the Ideal Irrigation for Your Fields & Crops


Biological control — whether you’re talking about biochemicals, microbial products, beneficials, or even the relatively new category of biostimulants — is moving into the mainstream and playing a more prominent role in specialty crop production. However, there’s still a significant segment of growers who aren’t using these products as part […]

Biocontrol Gains Traction in the East


Wendy Graham UF
What’s more important than water to a farmer? Not much. With that in mind, the $5 million, five-year grant received by the University of Florida Water Institute to promote water security for the region’s farmers and foresters should come as welcome relief. Faculty from UF/IFAS, University of Georgia, Albany State University, and Auburn University are collaborating on […]

New Project to Promote Water Security for Florida and Georgia ...



Florida farm dependent on water table management
Blocking tile flow is not the same as true sub-irrigation. Posted on May 16, 2012 by Natalie Rector, Michigan State University Extension Sub irrigation is a system of using sub surface drainage that has been specifically designed to also be utilized to reverse the flow of water back to the field during dry […]

Water control devices and sub-irrigation: two different ways of draining