Tag: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

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

UF/IFAS avocado irrigation app should save money, water

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Avocado growers now know that a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences mobile irrigation app works well to save money while maintaining crop yields. This data, reported… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Global food security aided by combining different methods

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are closer to helping producers better meet global food demand, now that they’ve combined simulation and statistical methods to help them predict how… Read More

New UF/IFAS method detects low-dose impacts of man-made chemicals in water

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found a better way to assess the potential impacts of low dose mixtures of man-made chemicals — like pharmaceuticals and… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed web tool saves money for strawberry growers in several states

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A UF/IFAS-developed web tool – which has been shown to save Florida strawberry growers $1.7 million a year – is now being used in several other states, including Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina and California. Florida’s… Read More