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Integration of Weather and Soil Moisture Data for Citrus Operations Precision Ag Workshop – January 21, 2004 Chet Townsend, Area Manager – Agrilink Florida.

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1 Integration of Weather and Soil Moisture Data for Citrus Operations Precision Ag Workshop – January 21, 2004 Chet Townsend, Area Manager – Agrilink Florida

2 Weather Monitoring Integrated Disease Models Soil Moisture Monitoring Internet Based Software

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5 Ft. Pierce/Vero BeachRidge Agrilink Weather Networks Immokalee

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19 Paged Alarms & Weather Data

20 Cable Free Capacitance Probe

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26 Irrigation Model

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34 Summed Graph - Drip Summed Graph – Drip

35 Summed Graph - Drip Summed Graph – Drip – 1 Yr Later

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37 Summed Graph - Drip Separate Graph – Drip – 1 yr Later

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39 This block has root activity down to 12-inches; 12 & 20 inch levels are very sandy; excessive irrigations pushed all the way down past 36 inches Excessive Irrigation

40 Irrigation Savings: 50% This block was irrigated about 2-hours everyday in April. In May, applications were increased to sometimes two applications per day, one about 2-hours and another about 1-hour. Recommendation: Irrigate 3 hours, every 2 or 3 days. This would provide a savings of about 50%

41 Agrilink Florida Inc. Chet Townsend Mobile: Nextel: 158*17*


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