Florida Ag Expo

Future Of Farming – Including Artificial Intelligence – Highlights Florida Ag Expo

Find out how artificial intelligence can help agriculture at this year’s Florida Ag Expo. The Expo, one of the largest in the state, will highlight the latest in technology, AI, and farming innovation.
Dr. Sam Hutton, a UF/IFAS associate professor of horticultural sciences and a tomato breeder. Courtesy, UF/IFAS photography

Find out how artificial intelligence can help agriculture at this year’s Florida Ag Expo. The Expo, one of the largest in the state, will highlight the latest in technology, AI, and farming innovation.

Learn how artificial intelligence can help in plant breeding and how it can help farmers cope better with weeds, diseases, and pests and improve the taste of new fruit.

Researchers will talk about strawberry and vegetable diseases, soil-based fertilizer recommendations and compact-bed soil geometry, which reduces the need for nutrients.

Best video and photo opportunities: 2:30 to 4 p.m. during the following tours:

  • Watch a scientist use smart-spray technology to apply herbicides. He uses a camera mounted to a tractor to get images of precisely where the bad weeds are located. Then a machine sprays those weeds.
  • Other researchers will venture into fields and greenhouses to show how they’re breeding tomatoes for machine harvesting.

The Expo also includes a large vendor show.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 18.

WHERE: UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, 14625 County Road 672, Balm, Florida.

To view the Expo agenga, click here.

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