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FAWN Tools to Help Florida Orchardists Make Decisions that Save Resources

The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), a program of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) uses data from its network of 42 stations for a variety of weather-related tools that can aid Florida growers in making irrigation and cold protection decisions.  Growers rely on FAWN weather data to monitor current conditions, and FAWN tools for making decisions related to irrigation, freeze protection, and chemical application.  FAWN has been proven very useful in helping growers save both water and dollars.  For example, UF/IFAS estimates that the use of FAWN tools on cold nights can potentially generate savings of millions of dollars and billions of gallons of water statewide.   Read More…