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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

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

UF scientist to investigate strategies to control major tomato disease

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October 13, 2022

  Tomatoes represent a $1.9 billion-a-year crop planted on 330,000 acres across 18 states, but diseases such as bacterial spot can threaten them. A University of Florida scientist has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to study ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Bacterial Spot, Bacterium, Environment, Fresh Market, Gary Vallad, Grant, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Strains, Tomatoes, Transplant Facilities, USDA-NIFA

UF researchers find new sugar substitutes in citrus that could change food and beverage industry


September 19, 2022

LAKE ALFRED, Fla.—Americans’ love affair with sugar can be a deadly attraction that sometimes leads to major health problems, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Finding natural, non-caloric sugar substitutes is desirable but challenging. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Flavor, Natural Sweetener, Plant Breeding, Ruth-borger.borger, Sugar, Sugar Substitutes, Yu Wang

UF-led research to help cope with parasitic nematodes, which cause $125B in crop losses worldwide

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August 24, 2022

Parasitic nematodes are responsible for about $125 billion in annual crop loss worldwide, and they can cause farmers to lose up to 80% of their tomato yield. “The situation with nematodes is exacerbated by an emerging concern in agriculture: ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Evening, Genome, Nematodes, NSF, Parasitic Nematodes, Peter DiGennaro, Plant Breeding, Root-knot Nematodes, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA, Warming

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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