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
Basketball took center stage for Nikos Tziolas as he grew up in Greece. It shaped him into a team player, a trait he took into his career as an agricultural engineer.
His team even earned second place in the Greek adult (17-18 years old) ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Faculty AI Working Group is presenting a series of seminars from faculty across UF/IFAS as well as external speakers to build a robust scholarly community on artificial intelligence (AI) and data science. It will provide a platform ... 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
Strawberry consumers love the fruit’s sweet flavor, and University of Florida scientists are trying to meet that desire, while also helping growers produce high yields.
But genes and volatile compounds that control flavor are difficult ... READ MORE
The United States is consistently among the top coffee-consuming nations in the world, largely importing its favorite beans from South American countries such as Brazil and Colombia.
University of Florida researcher Felipe Ferrao says the ... READ MORE
April is Water Conservation Month! Since it is also National Poetry Month, we thought it would be fun to ask ChatGPT to write us a poem about water conservation in Florida. Here is the unedited response:
“Sure, here's a poem about water conservation ... READ MORE
Changying “Charlie” Li comes from humble roots. He was born in the tiny town of Balikun – population about 10,000 – in northwestern China.
Now, he’s a new UF/IFAS professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and he’s ... READ MORE
With the world’s population predicted to hover around 9.8 billion by 2050, artificial intelligence could help feed people across the globe now and in the future. That makes artificial intelligence (AI) an ideal topic for the third annual Future ... READ MORE
Smutgrass can spread quickly and take over grazing lands, leaving cattle with little left to eat.
“It can completely invade a pasture within three years, if left untreated. It is quite common to see pastures in Southern Florida that are ... READ MORE