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UF/IFAS researchers address issues facing indoor farms

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April 18, 2024

Across the globe, people are increasingly turning to greenhouses and indoor vertical farms to grow commodities. The systems use far less land than conventional farms, thereby drastically reducing some environmental impacts, University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Commodities, Controlled-environmental Agriculture, Donald Coon, Environmental Benefits, Greenhouse, Indoor Vertical Farming, Lauren Lindow, Ziynet Boz

White House officials tour UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; admire AI initiatives, tout importance of cybersecurity

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April 2, 2024

Responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) holds tremendous potential to make our world more prosperous and secure, while misuse of AI can lead to cybersecurity issues. Knowing that, White House officials toured the University of Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Center For Applied Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture, Dana Choi, Digital Twin, Florida Institute For Cybersecurity Research, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, Jack Rechcigl, Jacob Braun, Kevin Wang, Natalia Peres, Nathan Boyd, Office Of The National Cyber Director, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Precision Ag, White House

UF web-based system launches ‘Climate Indicators Tool’ to help growers track weather patterns affecting plants

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March 20, 2024

A new University of Florida-developed web-based tool will help growers reduce risks that come with climate variability. It’s called the “climate indicators tool,” the newest addition to AgroClimate, a web-based platform designed 15 ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AgroClimate, Chill Accumulation, Climate Indicators Tool, Clyde Fraisse, Farmers, Growing Degree Days, Weather, Web-based Tool
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New tomato breeder at GCREC now sits in her mentor’s chair, plans to continue legacy of bringing best data to growers and flavorful fruit to consumers

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February 13, 2024

Jessica Chitwood-Brown grew up in rural Alma, Arkansas, where she rode horses, fished with her dad and played at the marina.  She also recalls participating in the Crawford County Fair, going to football games on Friday nights, horse ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cultivars, Entomology, Flavor, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Jack Rechigl, Jay Scott, Jessica Chitwood-Brown, Kevin Wang, Machine Harvesting, Plant Pathology, Prec-ag, Precision Ag, Sam Hutton, Sustainable Agriculture, Tomato Breeding, University Florida, University Of Arkansas, Yield

Full steam ahead: Warm vapor and a low-dose herbicide control harmful citrus weed

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December 19, 2023

Weeds have the potential to reduce Florida’s citrus crop by up to 30% annually. They compete with citrus trees for resources like water, light and nutrients, which can significantly reduce yield and fruit quality. Goat weed, a native perennial, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Citrus, Goat Weed, Herbicide, Horticultural Sciences, Paraquat, Ramdas Kanissery, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, STEAM, Yiannis Ampatzidis

Simulated risk, real crops: UF/IFAS Extension educates growers through competition


November 16, 2023

Think of it like one of those farm simulator video games, except the crop is real. A few small plots of land, ample seed and all the requirements to make it grow. This is the basis of the UF/FAS Extension Florida Stakeholder Engagement Program ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Corn, Kevin Athearn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, STEP Competition, Vivek Sharma

Big Questions, Global Reach – Dr. Xu “Kevin” Wang


August 24, 2023

Historical Evolution of Selective Breeding and Genetic Traits For many centuries, farmers and ranchers have made careful selections from their crops and herds based on desirable qualities. The selected individuals are then bred to produce a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: ABE, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Engineering, Machine Learning

ADA is part of the DNA of UF/IFAS

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July 20, 2023

Through a project called Florida AgrAbility, Serap Gorucu tries to ensure that everyone – even those with functional limitations -- can operate the technology and machinery on the farm where they work. “Agricultural producers must ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Allen Wysocki, Americans With Disabilities Act, Beekeeper, Closed-captioning, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Document Accessiblity, Event Training, Faculty, Farmers, Florida Agrability, Jerry Fankhauser, Parking, Roche Teaching Scholars, Saqib Mukhtar, Serap Gorucu, Spanish, Students, Tram, Trans-creating, Translating, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research

Big Questions, Global Reach – Dr. Sandra Guzmán


July 17, 2023

The Power of Machine Learning Today, agricultural engineering includes the wide range of technologies and disciplines that must be employed to meet the challenges of a new century. A hundred years ago, agricultural engineers were developing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: ABE, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Irrigation, Machine Learning, Water

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