Dr. Craig D. Stanley

Dr. Craig D. Stanley, Associate Center Director and Professor, Soil and Water Science

Dr. Stanley’s overall program involves research and extension activities to develop improved water and nutrient management practices that encourage water conservation and minimize impacts on ground and surface water quality for horticultural crop production. This program has focused on providing solutions to the horticultural producers through increased options for maximizing productivity while protecting valuable water resources. In addition, Dr. Stanley has worked closely with state agencies such as the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, and the Florida Department for Environmental Protection to provide science-based information that can be used for regulatory purposes.


Associate Center Director and Professor, Soil and Water Science
Dr. Craig D. Stanley  - Associate Center Director/Soil & Water


  • Rm 109
  • Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
  • 14625 CR 672
  • Wimauma, FL 33598
  • 813-633-4117
  • cdstan@ufl.edu
  • Education
      • Ph.D., Soil Management, Iowa State University, 1978
      • M.S., Agricultural Climatology, Iowa State University, 1975
      • B.S., Agronomy, Iowa State University, 1973
  • Publications
  • International Activities
      1. 1) Invited participant to the Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, China regarding the exploration of capabilities, program emphasis and potential working relationship the Academy and the South China Agricultural University. Guangzhou, China, May 1-11, 2013.
      2. 2) Participated in a Follow-up Workshop entitled “Integrated Education, Research and Extension – E-Tools & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)” at ICRISAT, Patancheru, India, May 11-15, 2009.
      3. 3) Member of UF team participating in an INDO-US Workshop to initiate development of “Innovative E-technologies for Distance Education, Extension/Outreach in Efficient Water Management”, March 5 – 9, 2007, ICRISAT, Patancheru, AP, India.
      4. 4) Consultation with Speedling, Inc. Invited presentations (April 13-23, 2004) on Greenhouse Water Management at HortiflorExpo 2004, Beijing,(April 16, 2004), Speedling, Inc., Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (April 18, 2004), and the 2004 Vegetable Exhibition, Shouguang, Shandong Province (April 21, 2004).
      5. 5) Consultation with Speedling, Inc. Invited presentations (June 25 to July 3, 2000) on Water Management for Greenhouse Transplants Shanghai, China.
      6. 6) Participation as an instructor and consultant for the National Training Course on Crop and Irrigation Water Requirements in Hyderabad, Pakistan from March 18 to April 1, 1987. This course was sponsored by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Cooperatives - Government of Pakistan, and USAID/Sheladia Associates. Specific duties included developing classroom and laboratory lectures and assignments in basic soil and water relationships, factors affecting crop and irrigation water requirements, development and utilization water requirements, development and utilization of computer software to estimate water requirements, and design a soils laboratory for new research institute.
      7. 7) Participation as a lecturer and consultant for the National Training Course on Trickle Irrigation and Water Management Practices at the Agricultural Training Institute in Quetta, Pakistan from November 3-21, 1985. The training course was conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Cooperatives - Government of Pakistan; Directorate General of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture), Baluchistan, Quetta, Pakistan; U.S. Agency for International Development; and Sheladia Associates, Inc. Duties for this effort were to instruct Pakistani field and instructional staff on soil-water relations, crop water requirements, irrigation scheduling, and other soil-plant-water related topics for utilization of trickle irrigation for vegetable and tree fruit production.