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AI-enhanced system detects bruised strawberries before they get to the grocery store

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September 8, 2022

If you’re perusing the produce section, you generally seek fresh, pleasant-looking fruit – the kind most consumers want to buy. Usually, that means you see few, if any, blemishes. Fruit bruising has many causes: compression, impact or ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Bruises, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Daniel Lee, Detection, Fresh, Grocery Store, Harvesting, Maturity, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Produce, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Xue Zhou, Yiannis Ampatzidis

AI helps detect watermelon disease quickly, accurately

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July 18, 2022

If you savor a juicy watermelon in the scorching summer heat, Florida farmers toil to meet your tastes. The Sunshine State leads the nation in watermelon production. But, like all farmers, those who produce watermelons seek ways to control ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Detection, Disease, Downy Mildew, Drones, Machine Learning, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Technology, Watermelon, Yiannis Ampatzidis

Professor/farmer named director of Southwest Florida REC

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May 18, 2022

Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches. “On ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Citrus, Director, Diseases, Entomology And Nematology, Family Farm, Farms, J. Scott Angle, Michael Burton, Missouri State University, Pests, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center

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

Sauces and dog food: Two success stories from the Accelerator @ Immokalee

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January 27, 2022

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Reshma Tannassee’s sauces sell like hotcakes. She started the business on her own, and now she has 13 employees and hopes to have about 300 in a few years. With certain foods, you can’t just sell your product from ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety
Tags: Chefs, Culinary Accelerator, Dog Food, Food Safety, Immokalee, Kendra Locke, Licenses, Matt Krug, Reshma Tannassee, Sauces, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center

UF/IFAS boosts AI research to help solve perplexing issues

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February 11, 2021

[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]As UF/IFAS joins a university-wide push to increase artificial intelligence research, its faculty will help solve major problems.[/inlinetweet] Among them: ensuring crops taste good and resist diseases ... READ MORE

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Diane Rowland, Entomology And Nematology, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, HiPerGator, Horticultural Sciences, J. Scott Angle, Machine Learning, Remote Sensing, Soil And Water Sciences, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Vance Whitaker, Yiannis Ampatzidis
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University of Florida citrus faculty highly sought after as research partners in fight against greening

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November 23, 2020

By: Ruth Borger, 517-803-7631, rborger@ufl.edu MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Buck, 813-757-2224 (office); 352-852641(cell); bradbuck@ufl.edu University of Florida citrus researchers continue to be sought out as partners in ground-breaking research ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Huanglongbing, Indian River Research And Education Center, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Citrus Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, USDA-NIFA

University of Florida awarded key federal grants to continue fight against citrus greening

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October 22, 2020

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers hope to discover new methods to help citrus growers fight the deadly citrus greening (or Huanglongbing) disease with cost effective, long-term sustainable treatments with ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Amit Levy, Asian Citrus Psyllid, Bryony Bonning, Citrus, Citrus Greening, Citrus Research And Education Center, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Entomology And Nematology, Grants, Huanglongbing, Michael Rogers, National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Plant Pathology, Rootstocks, Scions, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Zhonglin Mou
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UF/IFAS Extension works with FDACS to help farmworkers stay safe from COVID


October 7, 2020

By Lourdes Rodriguez and Brad Buck UF/IFAS Extension experts are communicating with agricultural workers to connect them with COVID-19 free testing, safety information and training – a role they have been serving throughout the pandemic. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Craig Frey, Gene McAvoy, Kim Morgan, Southeastern Coastal Center For Agricultural Health And Safety, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Hendry County, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

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