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
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
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
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
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
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
A new algorithm is set to further bolster the credibility of the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), a system that farmers count on for such data as temperature, humidity, wind and rain.
Among other improvements, the technology ... READ MORE
The Impact of Water Movement
Water is always going someplace. Rivers and rain – these are obviously water in motion, but even in a lake, as placid as it may seem, water is on the move, exiting through rivers and creeks and up into the air. ... READ MORE
Water resource managers can now put a buoy in a lake or stream and find locations of pollutants and other problems – as well as their sources – all for about $1,000, say University of Florida researchers.
Because the device is a result ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Agricultural and Biological Engineering department honors our alumni and friends who work to further enhance our discipline and industry. Please join us in congratulating our 2023 Distinguished Achievement, Service, and Alumni Award ... READ MORE