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Category: Agriculture

ABE Debuts SmartAg Graduate Certificate Program

The Agricultural and Biological Engineering department at the University of Florida is introducing its new Advanced SmartAg Certificate. This graduate engineering certificate will offer training in various topical areas relevant to modern computation-based innovations in agriculture, termed SmartAg…. Read More

Using Artificial Intelligence for Strawberry Yield Prediction

The University of Florida and NVIDIA have recently announced a transformational partnership to create the most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer in higher education. UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE)’s work in AI research, like all research in… Read More

EDIS Spotlight: Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Precision Agriculture

Technology advances have enabled the development and implementation of remote sensing technologies for plant, weed, pest, and disease identification and management. This provides an opportunity to develop intelligent agricultural systems for precision applications using artificial intelligence and machine… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

ABE Internships: Ag-Pro Companies

Agricultural Operations Management student Carson Ostrum spent over a month shadowing and learning from the Ag-Pro sales team,  the service and parts department, and a store General Manager. Learn more about Carson’s internship in his Q&A below: What… Read More

ABE Internships: Walther Farms

Agricultural Operations Management student Kip Jedlicka worked as an assistant field manager during his internship with Walther Farms. This role involved three different aspects of potato production including lab duties, line and field duties, and agronomy duties. Learn… Read More

EDIS Spotlight: Guide on Using Post-processing Software to Visualize UAV Data

A man looks at a drone in the sky.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are a unique and useful tool in the agricultural industry. Commonly known as drones, UAVs are used to collect high-resolution data that is difficult for manned flights or satellite imagery, due to the low resolution and… Read More

Agricultural and Biological Engineering Professor Named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Senthold Asseng is an associate professor in the UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering department.

UF/IFAS agricultural and biological engineering professor and Florida Climate Institute director Senthold Asseng has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as part of the Section of Agriculture, Food, and Renewable… Read More

UF researchers to lead project on deforestation and expanding cities in Ghana

Deforestation has significantly impacted West Africa for several decades and Ghana is still experiencing pressures from an increasing population in urban areas. The challenge of identifying land cover change drivers due to the complex interactions among human and… Read More