Dr. Brian Boman
Dr. Brian Boman joined the IRREC faculty in 1986, after having worked as an engineer for the U.S. Bureau Reclamation, as a private consultant, and for a manufacturing company as a design engineer. His work involves research and extension activities concerning water quality and management, and a new biofuels crop production program. For a number of years he served the USAID in Haiti, where he spearheaded hoop house greenhouse construction along the island nation’s mountainsides for new agricultural producers. Water management systems Dr. Boman introduced for use in the greenhouses was also fitted to provide clean drinking water to Haiti’s underserved residents who live on the country’s mountainsides.
Dr. Boman served as the university’s first Best Management Practices statewide coordinator, for which he devoted many years to establish agricultural practices to interface and protect the environment. He led efforts to establish Best Management Practices, or BMPs, for all of the state’s agricultural and horticulture production regions.
Author of industry book “Water and Citrus,” Dr. Boman’s long and successful career includes work with water management systems, citrus water use, fertigation, and foliar nutrient applications to enhance citrus fruit size.
Other work includes characterizing runoff water from a variety of land use types and investigating effects of citrus water management and fertilization practices on surface and groundwater quality.