Tag: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Scientists help UF/IFAS predict where to grow food worldwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from across the globe — including some from the University of Florida — are improving a UF/IFAS-designed software system developed to help feed the world. More than 30 scientists came to UF this month… Read More

UF scientists: Precision agriculture could help feed hungry planet in the future

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As we begin 2018, there are more than 7.4 billion people on planet Earth. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 9.8 billion. With so many more people to feed, plus the uncertainties of… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher named to global climate, crop-modeling panel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor known for his work in using computer models to predict crop yields has been named to a newly formed global leadership panel for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program,… Read More

Globally recognized UF/IFAS crop model researcher wins national soil science award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has received a top award from the Soil Science Society of America for helping to develop and apply practices that increase crops and income as well as help the environment…. Read More

You cannot control the weather, but UF-developed tools help you cope

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida weather is unpredictable. While you cannot control the weather, you can use UF/IFAS-developed weather databases to improve farming, home irrigation and flood control. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and… Read More

UF alumnus who helped international airport go carbon neutral shares career advice with students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — During a recent visit to the University of Florida campus, alumnus Robert Horton, vice president of environmental affairs at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, encouraged students to focus on more than technical expertise when… Read More

UF/IFAS model delivers growers severe weather data specific to their farms

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agricultural practices such as when to… Read More

UF/IFAS imaging system can detect citrus greening before symptoms show

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A time-lapse polarized imaging system may help citrus growers detect greening before the plant’s leaves show symptoms, which should help growers as they try to fend off the deadly disease, a new University of Florida… Read More