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Food is Our Middle Name podcast: What’s the deal with…farm technology?

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December 2, 2022

Technology is rapidly advancing in many different industries, but what about agricultural technology? Drones? Artificial intelligence? How does this benefit farmers and does it benefit shoppers?  UF/IFAS experts Kati Migliaccio and Nathan ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, #Foodisourmiddlename, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Agriculture Technology, AI In Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence, Center For Applied Artificial Intelligence In Agriculture, Drones, Food Is Our Middle Name, GCREC, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Plant Breeding, Podcast, Robotics, Robots, Technology, UF/IFAS Communications
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New chair: Andrew Short to lead UF entomology and nematology


December 1, 2022

Andrew Short joins the University of Florida as professor and chair of the UF/IFAS department of entomology and nematology. His tentative start date is May 15, 2023. Short will lead the highly ranked department of nearly 80 faculty members ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Andrew Short, Entomology And Nematology, News

Banker plants effective for managing thrips on roses

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November 22, 2022

Chilli thrips are a nuisance to rose growers, as their feeding causes foliar and flower damage. For the first time, UF/IFAS researchers investigated the utility of a banker plant system for managing chilli thrips on roses. Recently published ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Banker Plants, Biological Control, Chilli Thrips, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Entomology And Nematology, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Predatory Mites, Thrips, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center
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UF researchers use novel method to vaccinate against salmonella in mice


November 16, 2022

• There is no FDA-approved human vaccine for nontyphoidal salmonella, the kind of salmonella spread through contaminated food and water that causes gastrointestinal illness. • UF researchers are exploring a novel method of vaccinating against ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Lisa Emerson, Mariola Edelmann, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Salmonella
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UF scientist to investigate cost-effective methods to combat nematode pests, diseases in turfgrass

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November 15, 2022

Lawns, playing fields, golf courses, parks and many other outdoor areas are part of the multi-billion-dollar turfgrass industry. That industry provides aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits to the Sunshine State. Valued at $14.3 ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Lawn, Parasitic Nematodes, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, USDA-NIFA
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UF economist: Ian/Nicole overlap complicates loss and damage assessments, reinforces need for post-storm reports


November 10, 2022

University of Florida economists continue to hone data sets and methods to improve predictions of the monetary losses to Florida agriculture with each extreme weather event. However, with westward-bound Hurricane Nicole – which came ashore ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Christa Court, Disaster Recovery, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Hurricane, Hurricane Nicole, Tropical Storm Nicole
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UF/IFAS Study: Termite queen and king are the best parents in the world, until they’re not

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November 7, 2022

Studying the parental behaviors of termites has provided a University of Florida scientist with a rare look into how a queen and king pair push the limits of parenthood. The result is a look at how the queen and king work the hardest ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Allparental Behavior, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomology, Functional Ecology Of The British Ecological Society, Subterranean Termites, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center
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UF/IFAS ranks high among national, international peers


November 1, 2022

As the University of Florida is once again ranked as a top five public university, UF/IFAS continues to gain recognition for excellence in the agricultural sciences. U.S. News and World Report ranks agricultural sciences at UF as No. 4 in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #AI, AAAS Fellows, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Global Food Systems Institute, Invasion Science Research Institute, News, Rankings, Research Expenditures, SEEDIT
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MEDIA ALERT: NOV. 5 dormitory groundbreaking celebrates gift, successes of first Black female entomology student at UF

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October 27, 2022

WHAT: On November 5, the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) will commemorate a milestone with a ceremonial groundbreaking of a facility named for the first Black female student in entomology at UF who became the first ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Entomologist, Graduate Student Housing, Homestead Mayor Steven Losner, J. Scott Angle, Kent Fuchs, Marsha McGriff, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, News, One Night In The Tropics, Pauline O. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus Pauline Lawrence, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Women's History Month

Nuevo Centro de Inteligencia Artificial del GCREC fomentará la agricultura

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October 27, 2022

La agricultura es una parte integral de la economía de Florida, ya que contribuye directamente con más de $10 mil millones anuales en ingresos por ventas y provee más de 133.000 puestos de trabajo. Pero los agricultores enfrentan numerosos ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Events, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricultura, Centro De Inteligencia Artificial Aplicada A La Agricultura, Espanol, GCREC, IA, Inteligencia Artificial, J. Scott Angle, Jack Rechcigl, Robotica, Spanish

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