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Indian River REC


The UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center, or IRREC in Fort Pierce, is one of the 13 IFAS research and education centers. IRREC is known internationally for cutting-edge research and a high quality educational program and provides regional leadership to agriculturalists with research and extension programs. Specific research areas include: water and nutrient management for citrus and flatwoods soils; epidemiology and control of leaf and fruit diseases of citrus; evaluation of citrus and vegetable cultivars in Florida; utilization of soil amendments; micro-irrigation of horticultural crops in humid regions; leadership in citrus, vegetable and water management state extension programs on the east coast of Florida; economic production of agricultural products; post-harvest handling and packing of agricultural products; biological control of invasive plants and aquaculture.

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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

Biological Control of Weeds: Is it Safe?

Critical Issue: Natural Resources and Environment

Invasive plants are non-native plant species that cause harm in their introduced range. Classical biological control of invasive plants is the use of natural enemies, imported insects and mites or pathogens, to control the target plants. This publication explains the strategies and rules in place to ensure that organisms released for the biological control of weeds are safe and effective.
Released On: 12-02-2021

Aquaculture Applications of the Family Blenniidae

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Released On: 06-29-2020

Aquaculture Applications of the Family Gobiidae

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Released On: 06-15-2020

Wetlands as a Tool for Water Treatment

Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

Released On: 10-07-2019