1. Ali Sarkhosh, UF/IFAS assistant professor of horticultural sciences, examines grapes in a research field. Courtesy, Ali Sarkhosh.

UF Scientists Finding Grapes To Grow In Florida; Upcoming Field Day To Feature Research Update, Wine-Making Workshop

Florida farmers and other business people are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine.   There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine State were producing over 1,500 acres of muscadine…

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UF/IFAS researchers are using artificial intelligence to analyze video of farm animals in motion. That way, they can detect limb problems in horses and other livestock.

UF/IFAS Researchers To Use AI To Assess Livestock Mobility, Including Horses

University of Florida scientists want to assess livestock mobility faster and more accurately, ultimately helping farm animal health and production. To do so, they’ll use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze high-definition video of the animals as they move. Samantha Brooks, a UF/IFAS geneticist and associate…

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Invasive fish can cause a plethora of problems, including eating native fish and dining on food intended for those same fish. They can also bring diseases to a water body.

University Of Florida Scientist Helps Perfect Tool To Reduce Invasive Species Worldwide

A University of Florida scientist is working with a global research team to help control plants, animals and fish before they become invasive. To do this, resource managers first need protocols. In addition to preserving natural, native fishing habitats, the benchmarks will help businesspeople decide…

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Invasive lionfish have spread through the western Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico over the last few decades.

Florida: New Study Outlines The Do’s And Don’ts Of Managing Invasive Lionfish

Invasive lionfish have spread through the western Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico over the last few decades. More recently, lionfish have also invaded the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, leading to concerns about their possible impact on ecosystems. An international…

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As a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos “Charlie” Messina knew he wanted to help people produce food worldwide, while also preserving the environment. But learning about agriculture in a big city wasn’t easy.

New UF/IFAS Professor To Combine AI And Plant Breeding; Teach Tomorrow’s AI Innovators

As a child in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carlos “Charlie” Messina knew he wanted to help people produce food worldwide, while also preserving the environment. But learning about agriculture in a big city wasn’t easy. Fortunately, his father is an agronomist, and Messina found dad to…

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You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds.

What’s Your Termite Risk In Florida? UF Scientists Say It Depends Where You Live

You’re most likely to notice termites during their swarming activity, but colonies infesting trees and structures are active year-round in Florida. This puts properties at risk for costly damages and trees vulnerable to high winds. Scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and…

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Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle one of the fruit’s fiercest foes.

Strawberry Growers Globally Could Benefit From UF/IFAS Research Into Dangerous Disease

Strawberry farmers worldwide may get help from new University of Florida research that shows a way to battle one of the fruit’s fiercest foes. The key: combine genomic data with phenomics. The genome amounts to all the DNA in an organism. Phenomics is the study…

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