This is from Rick Lusher who will be conducting a meeting here at the extension office about using information from the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) for scheduling irrigation.
On May 13, 2010, the University of Florida FloridaAutomated Weather Network (FAWN) will host an irrigation school at the HillsboroughExtension Service from 9 am until 1 pm, with lunch included. This seminar is free and is being funded by by the Alafia River, Coastal Rivers, Hillsborough River, Manasota,Northwest Hillsborough, Peace River, Pinellas-Anclote River, and Withlacoochee RiverBasin Boards, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Topics covered will include urban water use, estimating evapotranspiration (ET) rates and how ET affects plant water supply, using ET-based irrigation controllers, using theFAWN Urban Irrigation Scheduler, agricultural irrigation, and citrus irrigation scheduling. FAWN is a program of the University of Florida Institute of Food and AgriculturalScience (UF/IFAS), and provides weather data and weather-related services to a widevariety of users in Florida.
The Hillsborough Extension Service is located at 5339 County Road 579 Seffner, FL,33584.
Check out the FAWN site http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/ and look through the various FAWN Tools. These are handy when dealing with freezes and how much irrigation to run.
To register contact Rick Lusher at 352-392-0429, or firstname.lastname@example.org.