FAWN Interactive Landscape Irrigation Tool

William R Lusher, Kati W Migliaccio

Abstract


A new interactive irrigation tool has been developed for homeowners, irrigation professionals, and others for investigating different irrigation schemes using site-specific irrigation system specifications and real-time data from the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) stations located around the state of Florida. The tool combines user input, simple water balance calculations, and real-time FAWN data to provide the user with information on either how much excess water the lawn received—as a combination of irrigation and rainfall—or how many days the lawn experienced water stress, i.e., too little water. All results of the tool are provided to the user via a weekly email, with results based on calculations from the previous week. This interactive tool as well as other FAWN data and tools are organized and available free of charge on the FAWN web site (http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu).


Keywords


irrigation tool, FAWN, water measurement

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Proc. Fla. State Hort. Soc.     ISSN 0886-7283