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April 20, 2010

The Southwest Florida Water Management District and the University of Florida are offering a free seminar on using advanced irrigation tools to save water.

The University’s Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) is holding the seminar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 13, at the Hillsborough County Extension office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner.

This seminar is free and lunch will be provided. FAWN staff will cover a wide range of topics, including estimating evapotranspiration (ET) rates and how ET affects plant water supply, using ET-based irrigation controllers, using the FAWN Urban Irrigation Scheduler, agricultural irrigation, and citrus irrigation scheduling.

FAWN is a program of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences, and provides weather data and weather-related services to a wide
variety of users in Florida.

To register contact Rick Lusher at (352) 392-0429, or rlusher@ufl.edu.

 
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