Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI) for Enhanced Water Distribution: SDI – Seepage Hybrid System (HS1217)

Figure 7. Installation of subsurface drip tape at a depth of 24 in. below the soil surface in a potato field, Hastings, Florida. Upper figures: subsurface drip tape positioning after the installation. Lower left: detail of the manifold (PVC). Lower right: chisel plow adapted for subsurface drip installation. In terms of water use efficiency, the traditional seepage irrigation systems commonly used in areas with high water tables are one of the most inefficient methods of irrigation, though some irrigation management practices can contribute to better soil moisture uniformity. Subsurface drip irrigation systems apply water below the soil surface by microirrigation, improving the water distribution and time required to raise the water table for seepage irrigation. This 6-page fact sheet was written by Lincoln Zotarelli, Libby Rens, Charles Barrett, Daniel J. Cantliffe, Michael D. Dukes, Mark Clark, and Steven Lands, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, March 2013.

Alternative Greenhouse Crops: Florida Greenhouse Vegetable Production Handbook, Vol 3 (HS791/CV272)

Figure 9. Vertical culture of herbs and other specialty crops.In 2012, it was estimated that 500 acres or more of all edible crops were being grown in some type of protected culture in Florida. This 13-page fact sheet discusses some of the alternative or specialty crops being grown and marketed. Written by R. Hochmuth and D. Cantliffe, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, October 2012.

HS405 Hydroponic Vegetable Production in Florida

HS405, an 8-page illustrated fact sheet by Richard Tyson, Robert Hochmuth and Daniel J. Cantliffe, provides an overview of hydroponic vegetable production in Florida — history, marketing considerations, growing systems, seasonal limitations, and economic considerations. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.

HS919/HS147 Galia Muskmelons: Evaluation for Florida Greenhouse Production

Revised! HS-919, a 5-page illustrated fact sheet by Nicole L. Shaw, Daniel J. Cantliffe, and Jeanmarie M. Harty, evaluates the potential of this specialty melon prized for its bold aroma and high sugar content for greenhouse production in Florida, discussing production methods and cultivar evaluation. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, June 2009.

HS810/CV277 Beith Alpha Cucumber: A New Greenhouse Crop for Florida

Revised! HS-810, a 7-page illustrated fact sheet by Nicole L. Shaw and Daniel J. Cantliffe, describes this cucumber that is similar to Dutch-type cucumbers, with shorter fruit, less susceptibility to damage, and potentially higher yields — production methods, cultivar evaluation, powdery mildew resistance, and snack-size type cultivars. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2009.