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How Much Water do Florida Peaches Need?

Recent Research Suggests that Reducing Irrigation Volume Rates May Not Have Effect on Fruit Yield and Quality

 

Fruit and vegetable growers across the United Sates are facing several challenges to remain profitable and Florida peach growers are not the exception.  State regulations, labor, and optimization of cultural practices are just some of the factors affecting agriculture in Florida.  Optimizing cultural practices, particularly irrigation, is one of the most difficult tasks growers must deal with.  Increasing competition for water between urban areas and farms has attracted the attention of government agencies and researchers, and growers are willing to incorporate techniques to improve irrigation practices. Read More…