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USDA Grant To Enhance UF/IFAS Vanilla Research, Promote Domestic Industry


January 26, 2022

Whether its cakes or candles, cough drops or cleaning solutions, vanilla is one of the most sought-after and widely used flavoring and aromatic agents applied across industries. As domestic companies pledge to remove artificial vanilla ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alan Chambers, Sustainable Agriculture, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding, UF/IFAS Solutions, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Varieties, USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research And Education, USDA-NIFA Organic Agriculture Research And Extension Initiative, Vanilla

Ag engineer comes ‘home’ to UF/IFAS; uses AI to help reduce farm labor costs


January 25, 2022

Dana Choi grew up in South Korea but considers Florida her second home. She spent several years on the main campus of the University of Florida, getting her master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Dana Choi, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Robotics, South Korea, Strawberries, Sustainable Agriculture, Tomatoes
close up of sunn hemp cover crop. Cover crops can be part of a sustainable agricultural operation.

Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers


September 30, 2021

A few years ago, I was able to meet a couple of farmers and ranchers who received Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant funding. Hearing from them directly about how the funds helped their operations, I am still excited ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Martin County, Sustainable Agriculture, UF IFAS Extension
field of cereal rye

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms


February 4, 2021

Florida’s sandy soils can be a challenge for agricultural producers. Ensuring the soil retains the right amount of moisture and nutrients is a constant concern. Newly published UF/IFAS research examines how cover crops help soil health on ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Best Management Practices, Cover Crops, Jehangir Bhadha, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Sustainable Agriculture
Florida cattle in pasture

Ecosystem Services: What Florida Ranches can Offer Beyond a Burger!


October 23, 2020

Many people think of Florida and see our coastal communities, Mickey Mouse, sprawling urban development, and an almost “care-free or vacation” lifestyle to accompany it. While urbanization and economic development are vital to any economy, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Beef Cattle, Ecosystems, Sustainable Agriculture

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