A newborn calf that sustained a broken lower jaw soon after birth at the University of Florida dairy farm has fully recovered thanks to a creative solution devised by UF veterinarians using 3D printing technology.
An IFAS associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering is engaging artificial intelligence to develop a low-cost, smart tree-crop sprayer that can automatically detect citrus trees, calculate their height and leaf density and count fruit.
UF researcher plans to use artificial intelligence to help the center’s scientists develop new varieties of tomatoes, strawberries, ornamental plants and other specialty crops with more efficiency and precision.
A new study, led by researchers at the University of Florida at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), shows that eliminating a colony of subterranean termites begins by targeting eggs and ends with a starving queen.
Because of the potential peril nonnative fish pose to aquatic habitats, UF/IFAS researchers studied fish behavioral traits that increase their chances of survival in Florida’s fresh waters. Among the scientists’ findings: If the fish are good parents, they’ll likely establish in Florida’s peninsula.
After a ten-month long process, Team Space Bread was one of 18 U.S. teams move on to the next step in the competition. Each team received $25,000 and the option to continue developing their technology in Phase II.
Hippo poop, new research has found, turns water pools into extensions of the hippos’ guts, as bacteria and other microbes expelled into the water survive and are shared among the congregating animals. This “meta-gut,” as the researchers termed it, could have major impacts on the hippos’ ecosystems.
In a new study, biologists laid to rest a century-old debate by confirming that a single species of frog, out of the more than 7,000 living today, has true teeth on its lower jaw.
Researchers have identified genes in broccoli that regulate how broccoli degrades after it’s harvested. These insights could ultimate help develop a quick and easy freshness test for produce and help breed broccoli that stays fresher longer.
A UF biological physicist believes that artificial intelligence can let us in on cells' conversations — and possibly help scientists introduce more targeted, effective therapies in medicine.
Still or sparkling? When it comes to Florida-grown fruit wines, consumers prefer fizzy over flat.
That’s the finding of a recent study from the University of Florida, which shows that taste testers prefer carbonated blueberry and muscadine wines over their non-carbonated versions.
With demand and global trends in mind, the University of Florida is focused on powering the new engineer needed to transform the society of the future.
Salvaging plant species from future development sites could contribute much-needed native plant material to nurseries. These efforts can prevent the waste of valuable plant material and reduce the resources required to grow plants for future development sites (such as water, fertilizers and pesticides).