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AI helps detect watermelon disease quickly, accurately


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
image - Students work with surveying equipment in a geomatics course at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center's GCREC) Plant City, with Amr Abd-Elrahman, an associate professor of geomatics and principal investigator of the project. Photo courtesy UFIFAS Photography.

UF/IFAS receives nearly $1 million grant to engage more low-income students in geomatics


February 7, 2022

Geomatics is one of the most diverse fields of study. It offers a range of high-paying career opportunities, with a big demand for graduates in private and public sectors across industries worldwide. Geomatics is a STEM career field that ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Alison Adams, Amr Abd-Elrahman, Benjamin Wilkinson, Engineering And Mathematics, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Geomatics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hartwig Henry Hochmair, National Science Foundation, NSF S-STEM Program, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science, STEM, Technology, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

UF/IFAS, FDACS to help teach science, engineering through aquaculture


February 22, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. – It’s like “Finding Dory” comes to the classroom. Through a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to Schools program, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aqucualture, Curriculum, Engineering And Math, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Science, STEM, Teachers, Technology, Training, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Water Wednesday Recap – What Is Precision Agriculture?


February 5, 2021

What is Precision Agriculture? Agriculture production highly depends on water and soil factors. Not long ago, farming practices were fairly uniform. It was difficult for farmers to treat site-specifically based on land variability and soil ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Agriculture, Precision, Precision Agriculture, Technology, Technology In Agriculture, Water Wednesday

Pixel Art using Google Sheets


May 28, 2020

Google Sheets is an online tool available to anyone with access to the internet and a major life skill as well! It is essentially the equivalent of Microsoft Excel and you can use it to create artwork by modifying the cells in the sheet to change ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Virtual, Art, Pixel, Pixel Art, Technology, Youth Development

UF/IFAS Researchers: Robots May Run Future Farms


February 13, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Agriculture, one of the world’s oldest vocations, is also one that continues to reinvent itself with new technology. From the introduction of the steel plow to automated tractors to modern fertilizer applications, technology ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management
Tags: Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, AI, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Farming, Frank Asche, Future, Institute For Sustainable Food Systems, Robots, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Senthold Asseng, Technology

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