The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) has a revamped website that is easier for users in Florida ag.
The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) is a weather information-related service provided by the University of Florida since 1997 to help Florida producers and growers make ag-related decisions. The FAWN website has been redone, with one of the major improvements being ease of use for those in Florida agriculture, according to a Citrus Industry article. See the details of the new FAWN website below.
Details of the New Florida Automated Weather Network Website
Rick Lusher, the UF/IFAS project manager for FAWN, said in the article, “Our main goal in revamping the site was to make it more efficient for users. One of the most important changes is the now seamless integration to mobile platforms, meaning users can access the same information straight from their phones.” This is important for users relying on mobile tech in the field.
There are 42 stations in the state of Florida that record weather information like temperature, wind, and rain and report it to the site every 15 minutes for growers and producers to make decisions on issues like crop irrigation, freeze protection and chemical application, according to the article. Some stations even utilize soil moisture sensors, and more are in the works.
The website maintains its old address and the same look and feel, but with upgrades like mobile access, filters, and additional interactive technologies.
Griffin Fertilizer is committed to helping both growers and ranchers make sound agronomic and economic decisions in order to maximize the health of their grove and pasture. As a full-service custom dry & liquid fertilizer blender and crop protection product distributor, we will continue our mission to further advance Florida agriculture. For questions or concerns about your farm or pasture, contact us and one of our team will be in touch.