Tag: Agricultural and Biological Engineering

UF/IFAS Urges Permeable Pavement to Help Reduce Pollutants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Instead of rain bouncing off pavement and carrying nutrients down to a drain or retention pond, some pavement actually absorbs water. It’s called permeable pavement, and it minimizes pollutants such as nitrogen from getting into… Read More

UF/IFAS Agricultural Engineering Professor Named Director of Florida Climate Institute

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida agricultural engineer who uses crop models to help farmers adapt to warmer, more erratic weather, will unite scientists to better deal with the impacts of an increasingly changing climate. Senthold Asseng… Read More

UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Program Ranked No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report

As an engineer in the pharmaceutical industry, Enrique Orozco-Lopez, 35, felt he could be utilizing his skills to do more for the environment. After going back to school for a master’s degree with a focus in hydraulics, Orozco-Lopez… Read More

Experienced Agricultural Engineer Joins UF Indian River Region Scientists to Restore Grapefruit Industry

By Robin Koestoyo FORT PIERCE, Fla.— An agricultural engineer whose current research projects include the simulation of agricultural management impacts on water quantity and quality in the upper Floridan aquifer has joined the University of Florida’s Indian River… Read More

Citrus Advisory System May Help Prevent Losses From Postbloom Fruit Drop

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida-developed forecasting system could help citrus growers control postbloom fruit drop this winter, despite the predicted El Niño weather pattern that’s expected to bring more rain and moderate temperatures. With an… Read More

Egypt’s Wheat Production Illustrates Global Security Issues

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists, including many at the University of Florida, are trying to figure out how to feed 10 billion people worldwide by 2050. As they do, some UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are… Read More

Scientists help UF/IFAS predict where to grow food worldwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers from across the globe — including some from the University of Florida — are improving a UF/IFAS-designed software system developed to help feed the world. More than 30 scientists came to UF this month… Read More

UF scientists: Precision agriculture could help feed hungry planet in the future

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As we begin 2018, there are more than 7.4 billion people on planet Earth. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 9.8 billion. With so many more people to feed, plus the uncertainties of… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher named to global climate, crop-modeling panel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor known for his work in using computer models to predict crop yields has been named to a newly formed global leadership panel for the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Program,… Read More