Irrigation System Descriptions for Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops in Florida
Irrigation. The Fort Lauderdale Research Addresses the unique concerns of the highly urbanized commercial horticulture and pest control industries and related urban/suburban consumer population of subtropical Southern Florida and agricultural producers, land and water managers , and consumers throughout Florida.  Photo Credits:  UF/IFAS File Photo
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Keywords

cold protection
freeze protection
tropical fruits
subtropical fruits

How to Cite

Crane, Jonathan, Haimanote Bayabil, Edward Evans, and Fredy Ballen. 2020. “Irrigation System Descriptions for Tropical and Subtropical Fruit Crops in Florida”. EDIS 2020 (5). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1375-2020.

Abstract

Florida's tropical and subtropical fruit crop industries use various irrigation systems, including high-volume systems designed for irrigation and freeze protection, drip systems for herbaceous fruit crops (papaya, banana), and microsprinkler types, mainly for irrigation and fertigation. There continues to be a steady stream of potential tropical and subtropical fruit producers in Florida, many with little to no knowledge of the various types or purposes of various irrigation system that have been used successfully for the past 60 years. This new 9-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department includes potential producers, Extension faculty and agents, and irrigation companies. Written by Jonathan Crane, Haimanote Bayabil, Edward A. Evans, and Fredy Ballen.
https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs1375

https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-hs1375-2020
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