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UF ag engineer develops smart-spray technology to help reduce fertilizer, pesticides

January 5, 2022

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, Citrus Greening Disease, Fertilizer, Fruit, Pesticide, Smart Sprayer, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Trees, Yiannis Ampatzidis, Yield

Read the fine print: Who owns and controls farm data?

November 23, 2021

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

Category: Farm Management
Tags: Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Agricultural Technology Firms, Albert De Vries, Animal Sciences, Contracts, Data, Farm Data, Irrigation, License, Operational Data, Ownership, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Yiannis Ampatzidis, Ziwen Yu
DeLuca property

Research at the DeLuca Preserve gets a jump start

October 21, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: DeLuca Preserve, Funding, Research, Research Funding, UF/IFAS Jumpstart Program
green industrial hemp plants

Hemp pest ID tool from UF/IFAS available now

September 30, 2021

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Hemp, UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

UF scientists use AI to try to more accurately predict citrus yield

August 10, 2021

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

Category: AGRICULTURE, Farm Management
Tags: #AI, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agroview, Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, Citrus Research, Citrus Yield, Drones, Forecasting, Models, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Yiannis Ampatzidis

Annual equine industry event returns in-person this fall

July 27, 2021

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

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Livestock Agents Group, Equine, Equine Business, Events, Florida Equine Institute And Allied Trade Show, Horse, Horses, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County

Florida blueberry growers part of national survey on pollinator use

July 22, 2021

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

Category: Crops, Farm Management
Tags: Blueberries, Bumble Bees, Doug Phillips, Entomology, Growers, Honeybees, Pollinators, Rachel Mallinger, Survey, Usda
green industrial hemp plants

UF/IFAS announces results of two-year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

July 13, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Hemp, Hemp Research, Industrial Hemp, Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, Industrial Hemp Research Project, Promote, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

Helping smaller farms make more profitable hiring decisions

July 8, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Fruit And Vegetable Production, Glenn Israel, Gulcan Onel, Jaclyn Kropp, USDA-NIFA

UF scientists discover genetic markers tied to loss of the ability to sweat in horses

June 21, 2021

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Anhidrosis, Animal Sciences, Animal Sciences Department, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Equine, Equine Business, Genomics, Heat, Horses, Summer

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