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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


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 drought and low rainfall
Following an epic dry season full of water shortage warnings, burn bans, and brush fires, Florida’s wet season kicked off on the extreme opposite end of the spectrum, dropping nearly double the amount of rain normally seen in June across the majority of South Florida as well as North-Central parts of the Sunshine […]

Florida Struggling to Stay Afloat in Wake of Drought



Okeechobee, FL – With Lake Okeechobee levels rising, five navigation locks on the north shore will soon return to normal operations. When the lake reaches 12.5 feet, these locks will be open daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Okeechobee County: S-193 structure, Taylor Creek. Okeechobee County: G-36 structure, Henry Creek. Martin County: […]

Attention Farmers – Locks to Return to Normal Operations When ...