Dr. Michael Dukes

Director Dr. Michael Dukes

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department
205 Frazier Rogers Hall
P.O. Box 110570
Gainesville, FL 32611-0570
Phone: (352) 392-1864 ext.205
Fax: (352) 392-4092
E-mail: mddukes@ufl.edu

Dr. Dukes is a professor of irrigation and water conservation, and specializes in efficient use of water in irrigated systems. His research and extension programs focus on irrigation and drainage engineering, water quantity and quality issues, crop consumptive use / evapotranspiration, and Best Management Practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution.

Dr. Dukes received his PhD in biological and agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University.

Research and Extension

Recent Publications

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Current Funding

Title: “Hunter Smart Controller Testing”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: Hunter Industries
Award Amount: $7,067
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Agricultural Water Security Through Sustainable Use of the Florida Aquifer:  An Integrated Assessment of Economic and Environmental Impacts”
Duration: 2017-2020
Funding Agency: USDA-NIFA
Award Amount: $4,986,269
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Title: “Irrigation Conservation Program”
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding Agency: Orange County Board of Commissioners
Award Amount: $97,500
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Irrigation Training”
Duration: 2016-present
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Service Program
Award Amount: $13,466
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Persistence, Survival and Recovery of Warm-Season Turfgrass”
Duration: 2016-2019
Funding Agency: Unites States Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Specialty Crop Research Initiative
Award Amount: $3,666,666
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Role: Principle Investigator Title: “Demand Management Conservation Plan Analysis”
Duration: 2016-2018
Funding Agency: Tampa Bay Water
Award Amount: $50,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “Evaluation of water use, water quality and crop yield impacts of corn and peanut irrigation and nutrient BMPs in the springsheds of the Suwannee River Water Management District”
Duration: 2015-2018
Funding Agency: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Award Amount: $432,888
Role: Principle Investigator