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Food Is Our Middle Name podcast

Food is Our Middle Name podcast: What’s the deal with…farm technology?

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December 2, 2022

Technology is rapidly advancing in many different industries, but what about agricultural technology? Drones? Artificial intelligence? How does this benefit farmers and does it benefit shoppers?  UF/IFAS experts Kati Migliaccio and Nathan ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #aiatuf, #FoodIsOurMiddleName, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Agriculture Technology, AI, AI In Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Center For Applied Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture, Drones, Food Is Our Middle Name, GCREC, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Podcast, Robotics, Robots, Technology, UF/IFAS Communications

UF study: UV lamps can control strawberry pest

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November 29, 2022

With about 11,000 acres -- mostly in west-central Florida -- strawberries are worth $399 million annually in Florida. That represents 10% of the national strawberry value and most of the domestically produced winter crop in the United States. Those ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mite Eggs, Natalia Peres, Night, Plant Pathology, Sriyanka Lahiri, Strawberries, Twospotted Spider Mite, UV Lights

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

MEDIA ALERT: Come to Florida Ag Expo; learn about hops, other emerging crops and artificial intelligence

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October 27, 2022

WHAT: Tour a hops yard. Find out how artificial intelligence helps farmers. Discover how UF/IFAS will help growers use fewer nutrients. Find out how plant breeding can help growers avoid diseases – all at this year’s Florida Ag Expo. The ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Blackberries, Florida Ag Expo, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hops, Jack Rechcigl, Plant Breeding, Plant Disease, Precision Agriculture, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Weeds

AI center coming to Gulf Coast Research and Education Center; will provide boost for agriculture

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October 25, 2022

Agriculture is an integral part of Florida’s economy, directly contributing over $10 billion in sales revenues annually and supporting over 133,000 jobs. But farmers face numerous challenges: pests, diseases, labor, rising costs and more. To ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Business, Center For Applied Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture, Crop Yields, Dana Choi, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, J. Scott Angle, Jack Rechcigl, Jobs, Kevin Wang, Labor, Machine Learning, Nathan Boyd, Plant Breeding, Robotics, Start-up Companies, Technology

Researchers make progress on breeding citrus canker-resistant plants; discovery may lead to breeding citrus greening-resistant trees


September 21, 2022

BALM, Fla. – A promising method to support the development of citrus varieties that are resistant to deadly diseases is the advancement of gene editing.  By “knocking out” genes within the plant that are susceptible to the pathogen that ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Canker, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Gene Editing, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HLB, Resistance, Ruth-borger.borger, Zhanao Deng

Nearly half of global septic systems work inadequately; UF scientist urges safety in wake of climate change

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September 12, 2022

Nearly one-fourth of the world’s wastewater comes from residential septic systems, according to the United Nations. But only 48% of such systems adequately treat wastewater. The most common type of septic system includes the tank and a ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate Change, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hurricane Season, Leach Field, Low-lying Areas, Mary Lusk, Pathogens, Public Health, Saturation, Septic System, Septic Tank, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Wastewater

Study: Most trees survive winds from hurricanes as strong as Category 1; experts still urge caution

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August 23, 2022

As the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches, a new University of Florida study shows most trees withstand tropical storm winds up to 95 mph in category 1 hurricanes. But lead study author Andrew Koeser and other UF/IFAS experts ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Arborist, Damage, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hurricanes, International Association Of Arboriculture, Tampa, Tree Failure, Trees, Urban Trees, Wind

UF-developed web-based tool helps blueberry growers control disease

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August 16, 2022

Anthracnose fruit rot plagues blueberries, especially in Florida. In fact, it’s among the fruit’s most damaging diseases. To manage the disease, farmers normally spray the crop with fungicides, but on a calendar basis – in other words, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Anthracnose Fruit Rot, Blueberries, Blueberry Advisory System, Doug Phillips, Fungicide, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, Text Alerts, Web Tool

UF researchers find genes responsible for several flavor compounds in strawberries

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August 10, 2022

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: Aroma, Compounds, Consumers, Flavor, Genetics, Growers, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Seedlings, Strawberries, Taste, Vance Whitaker, Zhen Fan

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