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
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 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
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
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
Faster plant breeding and improved mosquito surveillance are among the 11 projects collectively awarded $261,723 by the UF/IFAS Dean for Research Office to solve practical problems via artificial intelligence.
To foster research collaborations ... READ MORE
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
Water Wednesdays in February have focused on Precision Agriculture. As the last talk of the month, we invited Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis to talk about the applications of artificial intelligence and precision agriculture.
Probably we all have ... READ MORE
Technological advances in computer vision, mechatronics, artificial intelligence and machine learning have enabled the development and implementation of remote sensing technologies for plant, weed, pest, and disease identification and management. ... READ MORE