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UF ag engineer to assess crop damage after tropical storms, hurricanes, using AI

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January 18, 2023

University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence technology to quantify damage to fruits and vegetables caused by extreme weather events, such as Hurricane Ian. When Ian struck on Sept. 28, it brought winds up to 155 mph ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agrosense, Agroview, Artificial Intelligence, Assessment, Crops, Damage, Drones, Extreme Weather, Hurricanes, Model, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Yiannis Ampatzidis

Gardening & Time: Food on your Time (Part 5 of 5)

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November 24, 2022

Typical gardens revolve around annual food crops that are seasonally planted and then harvested. Rather than have long gaps between each harvest, consider a food garden that contains crops that can be harvested or consumed when you are ready. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Cassava, Crops, Food, Fruit, Gardening, Organic, Potatoes, Sustainable, Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables

UF/IFAS research gives back food year-round

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November 15, 2022

UF/IFAS research and education centers (RECs) grow fruits and vegetables all across Florida to develop growing techniques and cultivars that benefit farmers. These centers are spread from Jay in the Panhandle to Homestead in Southeast Florida. So, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, UF/IFAS
Tags: Alan And Cathy Hitchcock Field And Fork Pantry, Crops, Field And Fork Gardens, Food, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Research And Education Centers, West Florida Research And Education Center

From Romania to Canada and Germany, new UF scientist will use AI to help plant breeding, other farm applications

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July 26, 2022

As a young child in Romania’s second-largest city, Cătălin Voiniciuc loved visiting his grandparents’ farm in a remote village. “While enjoying many aspects of farm life -- from the vineyard to the vegetable garden -- little did I ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Canada, Cătălin Voiniciuc, Cell Walls, Crops, Germany, Glycans, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Breeders, Romania

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: June 2022


May 31, 2022

Recommendations for your apiary in June: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Crops, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Insects, Management Calendar, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health

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March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA
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Good Food Connections Virtual Meet-Up is Back

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October 11, 2021

I think we would all agree that food is vitally important. More of us are starting to notice that the quality and origin of that food is just as important. Consumers are asking for locally grown, organic, farm-raised and more. The trend for ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Connections, Crops, Food, Food Supply, Networking, Produce, Restaurant, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, Vegetables
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Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind

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September 17, 2021

Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida summer grasses ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bahia, Beef, Body, Bosques, Bovine, Cattle, Condition, Cool, County, Cow, Crop, Crops, Decision, Extension, Farm, Farming, Fertilizer, Forage, Grass, Grasses, Grazing, Hardee, Heifer, Heifers, IFAS, Jonael, Lactating, Nutrients, Nutrition, Pasture, Perennial, PH, Pregnant, Ranch, Season, Soil, Summer, Supplement, Sustainability, Winter

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