Extension: Agriculture Production

Ecosystem Services, Agroecology, Best Management Practices

UF/IFAS ABE agricultural production extension programs include areas of ecosystem services, agroecology, and best management practices (BMPs). Programs focus on development and evaluation of innovative agriculture production concepts that include multidisciplinary expertise. Specialist work closely with the FDACS BMP program, the UF/IFAS agricultural BMP coordinator, and agricultural producers.

Contact ABE Extension Faculty

Dr. Michael Dukes
Irrigation/Water Conservation
352-392-1864 ext. 205

  • Director of Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
  • Chair of UF IFAS Extension Water Initiative
  • General irrigation efficiency, sensor based irrigation control of landscape irrigation, and sensor based drip irrigation control on vegetables
  • Interacts with policy makers and utilities regarding irrigation; EPA WaterSense
  • Irrigation and fertility best management practices

Dr. Young Gu Her
Assistant Professor
Hydrology and Water Quality

  • Provide information helping stakeholders better prepare for the potential impacts of climate change and seawater level rise on hydrology and agriculture
  • Provide tools and information useful in identifying agricultural conservation (or best management) practices effective and applicable to cropping areas of Florida
  • Interacts with stakeholders including water management districts, agricultural extensions, farmers, and citizens to help them make more informed decisions about water and agricultural management practices

Dr. Kati Migliaccio
Chair and Professor
Hydrology Monitoring and Modeling
352-392-1864 ext. 273
klwhite@ufl.edu | ROG 273

  • Agricultural and urban irrigation scheduling with drip and microsprinkler systems
  • Smartphone apps
  • General hydrology monitoring: weather data, soil water, groundwater

Dr. Sanjay Shukla
Watershed Hydrology
sshukla@ufl.edu | IFAS SWFREC

  • Ecosystem services, watersheds
  • Agricultural bed geometry