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Water and Florida Citrus: Uses, Regulations, Irrigation, Systems, and Management

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Water and Florida Citrus contains pertinent information on a wide range of water management topics encountered by Florida citrus growers. Included are discussions on the physiological aspects of excess water and drought stress on citrus, sources of water supply, environmental and regulatory concerns, economic evaluations, and best management practices to minimize off-site effects of citrus production on the quality and quantity of water in receiving water bodies.

Other topics include discussion of soil-plant-water relationships, drainage and water table management, basic hydraulics, water measurement equipment and techniques, and pump and power unit selection, operation, and maintenance.

Detailed sections on microirrigation system operation and maintenance such as emitter selection, water filtration, valve selection and operation, control systems, and emitter clogging are also included.  This book provides citrus growers with much of the information required to operate and maintain water management systems that will minimize adverse environmental impacts from their operations while maintaining viable citrus production systems.

Contents:  History, Grove design, Environmental acts & regulatory agencies, Water management districts, Conservation practices & BMPs, Environmental concerns: pesticides, Water resources, Well design & construction, Water quality & monitoring, Irrigation & water stress, PH effects of water & nutrients, Salinity problems, Soil & water relationships & measuring devices, Evapotranspiration, Citrus water use & irrigation scheduling, Weather, Drainage, Water table measurement/monitoring, Pumps & Power units, Filtration, Valves & control systems, Microirrigation systems, Fertigation & nutrient management, Aquatic weed control, Microsprinkler irrigation, Economics, 14 appendices. 

Brian J Boman, 2002, 603 p, illustrated with color & color photos, soft.  $30.00

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