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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

New AI technology ‘Agroview’ named UF Invention of the Year


September 23, 2020

Yiannis Ampatzidis and his research team combined their collective minds to find the artificial intelligence technology to best help farmers save money and better care for their crops. Out of that process, they invented a system known as ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agroview, Artificial Intelligence, Drone Technology, Plants, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, UF Innovate | Tech Licensing, UF Invention Of The Year, Yiannis Ampatzidis, Yield

Tunnel technology could help Florida blueberry growers, UF/IFAS study suggests


November 20, 2012

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Protecting Florida’s $80 million blueberry crop from freeze damage is always a wintertime challenge, but a University of Florida study shows that structures called ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Balm, Blueberry, Freeze, Protected, Santos, Tunnel, Water, Yield

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