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Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture


Drought, urbanization, and competing demands have decreased available irrigation water, and regulations on consumption and runoff impact greenhouse and nursery management and profitability. The Water Education Alliance for Horticulture is a partnership between universities and industry designed to help growers use water efficiently and sustainably. Similarly, a collaborative effort between UF and USDA scientists produced the CCROP (Container Crop Resource Optimization Program) web-based decision support tool that can be used by growers for daily irrigation scheduling as well as for estimating season-long water requirements. Faculty who specializes in turfgrass work to develop and disseminate warm-season turfgrass management programs which emphasize the efficient use of water, nutrients, and pesticides.

Paul Fisher

Paul Fisher

Production Management, Floriculture

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Laurie Trenholm


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Thomas Yeager

Production, Water