Soil Fertility and Water Management
Southwest Florida Research and Education Center
DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH AREAS
Management of Nutrients, Pesticides, and Wastes
Provide growers of Florida with science-based information on improved soil fertility and water management methods. Implementation of best management practices that sustain yields while protecting water quality.
Modeling of soil nitrogen and phosphorus bioavailability with focus on environmental cycling and crop uptake. Improved nutrient and water use efficiencies through the development of expert systems for citrus, vegetable, and sand-land sugarcane production. Establish N and P best management practices that provide maximum environmental protection while maintaining highest possible economical yields.
Wheaton, T. A., K. T. Morgan, and L. R. Parsons. 2006. Simulating Annual Irrigation Requirement for Citrus on the Central Florida Ridge. HortScience In Press.
Morgan, K. T., T. A. Obreza, and J. M. S. Scholberg. 2006. Orange Tree Root Distribution in Space and Time. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. In Press.
Morgan, K. T., T. A. Obreza, J. M. S. Scholberg, L. R. Parsons, and T. A. Wheaton. 2006. Citrus Water Uptake Dynamics on a Sandy Florida Entisol. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70(1):90-97.
Morgan, K. T., J. M. S. Scholberg, T. A. Obreza, and T. A. Wheaton. 2006. Size, Biomass, and Nitrogen Relationships with Sweet Orange Tree Growth. J. Am. Soc. Hort. Sci. 131(1):149-156.
Morgan, K. T., T.A. Obreza, T.A. Wheaton, and L.R. Parsons. 2002. Comparison of Soil Matric Potential Measurements Using Tensiometric, and Resistance Methods. Proc. Soil and Crop Sci. Soc. Fla. 61:63-66.
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