Tag: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

UF Packaging Engineering goes to PACK EXPO

By Kimberly Hafner, ABE Graduate Student specializing in Packaging Engineering “PACK EXPO was a unique experience to see all that the packaging world has to offer. It was truly mind-blowing to see Packaging in ways I had never… 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

Cloud-Based Software Helps Farmers on the Ground

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help farmers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Use AI to Take the Guesswork out of Fruit Pricing

Pricing fruit comes down to a bit of art and some science for farmers. But new technology from the University of Florida may remove some of that guesswork. “Growers often rely on their gut to estimate a price… Read More

UF/IFAS Urges Permeable Pavement to Help Reduce Pollutants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Instead of rain bouncing off pavement and carrying nutrients down to a drain or retention pond, some pavement actually absorbs water. It’s called permeable pavement, and it minimizes pollutants such as nitrogen from getting into… Read More

UF/IFAS Agricultural Engineering Professor Named Director of Florida Climate Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida agricultural engineer who uses crop models to help farmers adapt to warmer, more erratic weather, will unite scientists to better deal with the impacts of an increasingly changing climate. Senthold Asseng… Read More

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

As an engineer in the pharmaceutical industry, Enrique Orozco-Lopez, 35, felt he could be utilizing his skills to do more for the environment. After going back to school for a master’s degree with a focus in hydraulics, Orozco-Lopez… Read More

Experienced Agricultural Engineer Joins UF Indian River Region Scientists to Restore Grapefruit Industry

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla.— An agricultural engineer whose current research projects include the simulation of agricultural management impacts on water quantity and quality in the upper Floridan aquifer has joined the University of Florida’s Indian River… Read More