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Category: AGRICULTURE

AI may help UF researchers identify crop-destroying nematodes

Parasitic nematodes cause $125 billion in agricultural damage around the world each year, but  University of Florida scientists hope to alleviate some of that destruction. To do so, UF researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI)… Read More

As peach harvest begins, UF scientists find rootstocks that survive flooding

As you bite into a peach, remember farmers are harvesting the fruit this month and next in Florida. Those growers and University of Florida scientists are always concerned about flooding because it can damage peach… Read More

UF scientists use AI technology to breed better-tasting strawberries

A tastier strawberry may come from a computer. New University of Florida research shows artificial intelligence can help scientists breed more flavor into the fruit. Consumer panels are the tried-and-true method for UF researchers to… Read More

UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Rises to No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report

Researcher in the field

Image above taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing. By Meredith Oglesby Media contact: Samantha Murray, 949-735-1076, grenrosa@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida agricultural and biological engineering graduate program… Read More

UF researchers use AI datasets to track feral pigs, minimize disease risk

Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually, running rampant on large swaths of grazing lands. The swine root in soil and… Read More

Should your passion for pumpkins include the calabaza? UF/IFAS scientists laying the groundwork for chefs, growers, consumers

image - calabaza - cuban pumpkin from UF IFAS TREC research with Dr. Meru

Is the calabaza the next pumpkin of choice for those working in the brewing, food, agriculture, manufacturing and health industries? UF/IFAS scientists are laying the groundwork for chefs, growers, manufacturers and consumers that will unleash… Read More

Plant sap analysis in citrus production workshop offered to growers

By RUTH BORGER FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Monitoring the nutrient status of a citrus grove is a critical tool in successful grove management in the citrus greening environment.  Plant sap analysis is an additional tool… Read More

2021 Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute goes virtual

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, FLA — The annual Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute hosted by the University  of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Extension county citrus agents will be held on April 6. The event… Read More