Reduction of Overhead Irrigation Use for Strawberry Transplant Establishment
PURPOSE: Investigate the use of alternative irrigation methods to reduce water use for transplant establishment and cold protection for strawberry production. A by-product of this project will be information to more accurately determine the amount of water used by these alternative irrigation practices. This information will be used by the District's Regulations Department, FARMS and the growers can use the information to conserve water.
Water Requirements of Genetically-Improved (sterile) Lantana breeding lines
Progress Report (in cooperation with Dr. Z. Deng)
Lantana is one of the most widely-used landscape plants in Florida residential and commercial landscapes. It has the advantages of having a vigorous growth habit, attractive appearance and somewhat drought tolerant. This plant does have the disadvantage that it produces viable seed which when cross-pollinated with native Lantana species, has can reduce the natural gene pool. Because of this disadvantage, the plant has been designated as an invasive plant species and is being restricted where it can be sold and planted. This project is designed to accomplish two primary objectives: 1) to develop Lantana cultivars that produce sterile seed and, thus, do not contribute to the invasive nature that some commercially-available cultivars presently possess and to determine water requirement characteristics of the sterile lines that are produced.
Florida Onsite Sewage Nitrogen Reduction Strategies Study: Technology Evaluation, Characterization of Environmental Fate and Transport, and an Assessment of Costs
Investigate the use of alternative irrigation methods to reduce water use for transplant establishment and cold protection for strawberry production. A by-product of this project will be information to more accurately determine the amount of water used by these alternative irrigation practices. This information will be used by the District's Regulations Department, FARMS and the growers can use the information to conserve water.
Non-Irrigation Alternatives for Strawberry Cold Protection (with Bielinski Santos)
Purpose and Potential Benefits. The goal of this project is to assess the biological and economic feasibility of non-irrigation based alternatives for protecting strawberries during freezing temperatures. Research activities will determine the appropriate use of these cold protection methods and it will compare their performance with irrigation-based alternatives. The advantages and limitations of these methods will be documented, which will expedite the implementation of the appropriate non-irrigation cold protection alternatives in an area of resource concerns. Educational activities will seek helping growers to develop a non-irrigation strategy for crop protection method for their site. This information could be used for permitting and for the District's FARMs program to determine cost savings.
A.L. Shober, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, C.D. Stanley, and B.K. Harbaugh. 2011. Plant Performance and Nutrient Losses during Containerized Landscape Shrub Production using Composted Dairy Manure Solids as a Peat Substitute in Substrate. HortTecnology 21:240-245.
Miyittah, M. K., Stanley, C. D.,
Mackowiak, C., & Rechcigl, J. E. (2011). Developing a remediation
strategy for phosphorus immobilization: Effect of co-blending
Al-residual and Ca-Mg amendments in a manure-impacted spodosol. Soil and
Sediment Contamination: An International Journal, 20(4), 337-352.
Michael K. Miyittah, Sachin Gadekar, Pratap Pullammanappallil,
Craig D. Stanley, Jean-Claude Bonzongo, and
Jack E. Rechcigl. 2011. Application of Polymath Chemical Equilibrium
Simulation Model for Struvite Precipitation in Soils. Water, Air, Solar
Pollut. DOI 10.1007/s11270-011-1000-9. Published online 29 Oct. 2011.
Loper, S.*, A.L. Shober, C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, and C.D. Stanley. 2010. Organic soil amendment and tillage affect soil quality and plant performance in simulated residential landscapes. HortScience 45(10): 1522-1528.
Shober, A.L., C. Wiese, G.C. Denny, C.D. Stanley, and J. Chen. 2010. Plant performance and nutrient losses during containerized bedding plant production using composted dairy manure solids as a peat substitute in substrate. HortScience 45(10):1516-1521. Submitted.
Stanley, C.D., and G.S. Toor. 2010. Florida commercial horticultural production: constraints limiting water and nutrient use efficiency. HortTechnology. 20: 89–93.
Stanley, Craig D. Effectiveness of water and nutrient BMPs to meet regulatory requirements for commercial strawberry production in Florida, USA. In: Gilkes, RJ, Prakongkep N, editors. Proceedings of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science; Soil Solutions for a Changing World; ISBN 978-0-646-53783-2; Published on DVD; http://www.iuss.org; Symposium 3.2.2; Improved water and soil management using lysimeters; 2010 Aug 1-6. Brisbane, Australia:2010, pp 1-3.
Ha, W., Mansell, R. S., Stanley, C. D., and Ajwa, H. A. 2009. Two-dimensional simulation of non-isothermal fate and transport of a drip-applied fumigant in plastic- mulched soil beds. I. Model development and performance investigation. Transport in Porous Media. (in press) (published online Sept 2008 - DOI 10.1007/s11242-008-9287-8)
Ha, W., Ajwa, H.A., Mansell, R.S., and Stanley, C.D. 2009. Two-dimensional simulation of non-isothermal fate and transport of a drip-applied fumigant in plastic-mulched soil beds. II. Methyl isothiocyanate (MITC). Transport in Porus Media 76:431-448.
Stanley, C.D. and G.S. Toor. 2009. Florida commercial horticultural production: constraints limiting water and nutrient use efficiency. HortTechnology.
*Clark, L., G.S. Toor, S. Grunwald, and
C.D. Stanley. 2009. Relationship
between land use and water quality parameters in the Alafia River
Watershed. Journal of Environmental Quality. In Prep.
*Lu, H., C.D. Stanley,
G.S. Toor, and S. Huang. 2009. The Lake Manatee pollution problem: A
summary of research on the impact of agricultural land use practices
on water quality between 1983 and 2007.
Miyittah, M.K., C.D. Stanley, and J.E. Rechcigl. (2009) Co-blending of an AI-Residual and Mg-Ca amendments for rapid phosphorus immobilization. Environmental Pollution