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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

AI-powered app can detect poison ivy

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January 23, 2024

Poison ivy ranks among the most medically problematic plants. Up to 50 million people worldwide suffer annually from rashes caused by contact with the plant, a climbing, woody vine native to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, the Western ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Algorithm, App, Artificial Intelligence, Detection, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Horticultural Sciences, Nathan Boyd, Poison Ivy, Precision Ag, Renato Herrig

Global food and beverage industry representatives to come to Orlando to learn latest flavor research

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January 17, 2024

Flavor comes from a combination of nature and science. Food and beverage industry representatives from across the world will gather in Orlando in March to learn the research behind unique tastes and aromas. Scientists from the UF/IFAS Citrus ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Aroma, Artificial Intelligence, Beverages, Citrus Research And Education Center, Dairy, Flavor, Food, Food Science And Human Nutrition, International Flavor Summit, Precision Ag, Research, Science, UF Center For Smell And Taste, Yu Wang

Digital twin technology helps scientists simulate problems, provide solutions to help growers

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January 2, 2024

Farmers should benefit greatly from digital twin technology, which leverages significant advances in big data, computing power and artificial intelligence to generate virtual representations of the physical world. A digital twin is a virtual ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Charlie Li, Damian Adams, Dana Choi, Digital Twin, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Precision Ag, UF/IFAS Research

UF part of multi-institutional, $22M cereal crops project funded by USAID

November 2, 2023

The U.S. Agency for International Development announced the creation of the Feed the Future Climate Resilient Cereals Innovational Lab, or CRCIL, to improve lives around the world by making cereal crops more readily available to those most at ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Charlie Messina, Climate Resilient Cereals Innovational Lab, Feed The Future, Horticultural Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Usaid

‘Invisible fence’ keeps cattle on ranch, helps protect environment

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October 18, 2023

For decades, Jim Strickland has managed and operated Blackbeard’s Ranch in Myakka City. As much as he cares about his cattle, he sees himself as an environmental steward. Strickland, 68, has been in the cattle business since he was a child. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Blackbeard's Ranch, Cattle, Cell Towers, Computer, Fence, Florida Wildlife Corridor, GPS, GPS Collars, Invisible Fence, Jim Strickland, Joao Vendramini, Movement, Myakka City, Prec-ag, Precision Agriculture, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Wetlands, Wildlife

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

From hoops star to AI scientist, UF/IFAS researcher hopes to help Florida farmers protect their soil

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August 22, 2023

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

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Basketball, Greece, Machine Learning, Nikos Tziolas, Precision Ag, Precision Agriculture, Remote Sensing, Soil, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Spectroscopy, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Water

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