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Water Resources Program

Current Projects

  • Effectiveness of Ranchland Water Retention BMP with Regards to Nutrient Discharges in the Northern Everglades (FDACS)
  • Evaluation of Bed Geometry for Water Conservation on Drip Irrigated Tomato in Southwest Florida (SWFWMD)
  • Assessing trade-offs among ecosystem services in a payment for water services program on Florida ranchlands (USEPA)
  • Water and Phosphorus Retention for the Florida Ranchland Environmental Services Project (WWF)
  • Water aspect of feedstocks for bioenergy production (USDOE)
  • Water Use of Two Biofuel Crops in Southwest Florida (SWFWMD)
  • Comparison of eddy correlation and lysimeters techniques for quantifying evapotranspiration (SWFWMD)

FDACS – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
SWFWMD – Southwest Florida Water Management District
USEPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency
WWF – World Wildlife Fund
USDOE – United States Department of Energy

Past Projects

  • Evaluation of Cow-calf Best Management Practices with regards to nutrient discharges in the Lake Okeechobee basin (FDACS)
  • Evaluation of agricultural impoundments for reducing farm-scale phosphorus discharge in south Florida (SFWMD)
  • Demonstration and assessment of water management alternatives for phosphorus and water retention in the Lake Okeechobee Basin (FDEP/USEPA)
  • Comparing the environmental and energy merits of biomass crops (UF/IFAS Innovation Grant)
  • Evaluation of water quality in the Caloosahatchee and C139 basin (State of Florida Sugarcane LBR)
  • Water use and crop coefficients for pepper in southwest Florida (SWFWMD)
  • Demonstration of water quality best management practices for beef cattle ranching in the Lake Okeechobee Basin (USEPA, SFWMD, FDACS)
  • Upflux, recharge, and nutrient loadings from irrigated vegetable fields (SFWMD)
  • Effects of organic amendments on water retention and water conservation (SWFWMD)
  • Survey of Gulf Citrus BMPs
  • Effect of organic amendment on P transport to ground water (FDACS)
  • Hydrologic modeling of groves in the Caloosahatchee River Basin (SFWMD)
  • Evaluation of vegetable irrigation management practices for water use and quality (USDA, FFVA)
  • Water and Nutrient BMPs for Vegetable Production With Seepage Irrigation in Southwest Florida (SWFWMD, FDACS, Six L's Company)
  • Evaluation of reservoirs for water storage in the Caloosahatchee watershed (SFWMD)
  • Water use and crop coefficients for watermelon (SWFWMD)
  • Irrigation scheduling using real time soil water data for vegetable production (SWFVGRF)

FDFDACS – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
SFWMD – South Florida Water Management District
SWFWMD – Southwest Florida Water Management District
USEPA – United States Environmental Protection Agency
WWF – World Wildlife Fund
USDOE – United States Department of Energy
FFVA – Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
USDA – United States Department of Agriculture
SWFVGRF – Southwest Florida Vegetable Grower Research Fund

Dr. Sanjay Shukla, Professor

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