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Unexpected finding: People die from heat year-round in Florida; experts offer tips


June 30, 2021

Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State bake during the summer. Daytime temperatures often soar well into the 90s, and the heat index hovers over 100. Heat can be so oppressive it causes death, and a new University of Florida report shows ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Athletes, Children, Construction, Elderly, Farming, Heat, Heat-related Deaths, Hydration, Landscaping, Serap Gorucu, Vehicle, Water, Year-round

UF to Host Leader in Organic Farming


September 30, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Organic farming is a multimillion-dollar industry in Florida, with certified organic farms having generated $72.4 million in produce sales statewide in 2016. To highlight the practice of growing organically, the University ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, EVENTS, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Farming, Florida Farm Bureau, Organic, UF Field And Fork Campus Food Program

Agricultural Producers Urged to Learn About Irrigating Wisely at Free UF Event


September 6, 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County will host a free event highlighting water-saving technologies available to agricultural producers and how this equipment has already aided growers in the area. Irrigating Wisely in Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Crops, EVENTS, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Farm, Farming, Irrigation, Soil Moisture Sensor, Technology, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Water, Water Conservation

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: #AI, Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, 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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