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RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Your Farm as a Water Storage System: Steps to Establish an Agreement with the Water Management Districts

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

This publication introduces water storage strategies known as Dispersed Water Management (DWM) and Water Farms (WF) and describes the process that a private landowner should follow to obtain a permit and begin a water storage agreement with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD). Written by Brandon Quinn-Ivey and Sandra M. Guzmán, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, September 2022.
Released On: 09-15-2022

Nonfatal Agricultural Injuries in Florida: Support Activities for Crop and Animal Production

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

This publication examines nonfatal injuries and illnesses resulting from support activities for crop production and animal production workers in Florida. Written by Robert Overstreet, Cassandra Ward, and Serap Gorucu, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, July 2022.
Released On: 08-21-2022

Mission Planner: An Open-Source Alternative to Commercial Flight Planning Software for Unmanned Aerial Systems

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

All UASs need periodic maintenance and repair. These changes have raised questions among Extension agents regarding which UASs to purchase and use, and how these changes affect their operations going forward. Free and open-source (FOSS) options may be a very useful alternative to commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) UASs. Written by Jesse Chintanadilok, Sahaj Patel, Yilin Zhuang, and Aditya Singh, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, August 2022.
Released On: 08-11-2022

Safe Salinity Levels for Irrigation of Two Ornamental Crops: Hibiscus and Mandevilla

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

This publication introduces the findings from a recent study conducted to find safer levels of water salinity in the irrigation of two economically important foliage crops: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Mandevilla splendens. Written by Young Gu Her and E. Vanessa Vassilaros, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, June 2022.
Released On: 06-21-2022

Florida’s Agricultural Carbon Economy as Climate Action: The Potential Role of Farmers and Ranchers

Critical Issue: Other

This article introduces concepts related to carbon sequestration, credits, and markets to help Extension agents, farmers, and concerned residents to better understand how agriculture can help to mitigate climate change, and thus become a part of Florida’s carbon economy. Written by Young Gu Her, Tara Wade, Sawssan Boufous, Jehangir Bhadha, and Michael Andreu, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, May 2022.
Released On: 05-31-2022