Speakers from across the country shared new research and insight -- including data about consumer behavior change since the pandemic began, Florida and national policy updates and crop outlooks for some of Florida’s largest commodities. It ... READ MORE
IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Growers need to spray efficiently so they can apply pesticides and fertilizer only to crops – and minimize the chemicals that may contaminate natural resources.
As they battle the economically devastating citrus greening ... READ MORE
With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, data derived from farms might be more valuable than the crops growers produce. That's because farmers can make money from their data when companies use it for other purposes, says a University ... READ MORE
Scientists will conduct research at the 27,000-acre DeLuca Preserve with more than $600,000 in funding awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to study complex issues.
Eight research projects received funding to begin research on the property. Projects ... READ MORE
Pests can cause devastating impacts to a hemp crop. The first step to tackle a pest problem is to identify the unwelcome intruder. A new UF/IFAS hemp pest identification tool takes the guesswork out of identifying some of the potential Florida ... READ MORE
IMMOKALEE, Fla. – University of Florida researchers are using artificial intelligence to help citrus growers better forecast their seasonal production. So far, they’ve found in a preliminary study that their technology predicts yields with ... READ MORE
Horse owners from around the state are invited to learn the latest science-based information on horse and pasture care at the Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show. This year’s event will be in-person on Sept. 29.
“We are excited ... READ MORE
It’s National Blueberry Month, a time to savor the fruit’s flavor, reap its health benefits -- including fiber and vitamins C and K -- and appreciate how it grows. For example, most blueberry farmers use pollinators, such as bees, to help ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS wrapped up the two-year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project with guidance that hemp may be a viable commodity for Florida growers in the future, with caution for economic and environmental challenges.
The pilot project at UF/IFAS began in ... READ MORE
A NIFA-funded, University of Florida-led project will develop a software for small- and medium-sized farms to calculate potential labor costs and weigh hiring decisions in terms of long- and short-term profitability.
The tool will be downloadable ... READ MORE