The Water Resource Engineering program assists UF faculty in the County in implementing Extension education programs focused on the impact of the Everglades restoration process on agriculture and natural resources. These programs make available information about water-use practices related to agriculture, such as irrigation and water conservation, that will improve the compatibility of agriculture with the natural ecosystem and the expanding urban population in south Florida.
Other aspects of the program involve participation in state major programs, developing County in-service training programs, authoring electronic (EDIS) and hard copy materials, contributing to newsletters, carrying out demonstration trials and leading planning and reporting efforts in hydrology and water conservation.
Interactive Irrigation Tool hosted by FAWN for lawn turf
- Web link to tool: http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/tools/interactive_irrigation_tool/
- Web link to instructions on use: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ae485
Soil water (moisture) based irrigation
- Video: Virtual field day (Credits: Drs. Rafael Munoz-Carpena and Michael Dukes, UF)
Evapotranspiration based irrigation
- Video: Weathermatic controller; Toro controller (1-link) (2-link) (Credits: Dat Rutland and Dr. Michael Dukes, UF)
For more information on either irrigation topic, many materials are available through EDIS.
Water Quality Trainings
The most recent water quality course was offered in Feb 2011 at the Tropical REC. This course is now available through distance education.
HOA / Residential Irrigation Project
This project offers some incentives for installing soil moisture sensors for automating irrigation. It is currently being conducted by UF/IFAS Miami Dade County Extension Service and is funded by Miami Dade County Water and Sewer Department. For more information about this project, please see the following link: Web link
Additional information: www.greenyardsmiami.blogspot.com
Our portion of this project dealt with measuring water savings and has ended. See the reserach page for findings from this study.
Research page on this project: http://trec.ifas.ufl.edu/kwm/research/HOAproject.shtml
Links by commodity:
- Dr. Kati W. Migliaccio
University of Florida
Tropical Research & Education Center
18905 SW 280 St.
Homestead, FL 33031
- Phone: 305-246-7000