UF/IFAS Highlights Precision Agriculture During Gator Day at the Capitol (Florida Politics)

UF/IFAS Highlights Precision Agriculture During Gator Day at the Capitol

As orange and blue blanketed the Capitol for Gator Day, folks from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) presented about advancements in agriculture technology to the Senate Agriculture Committee.

IFAS also provided free samples of various oranges and orange juice, along with a new grapefruit that has been taste-tested to appeal to more citrus consumers.

Kati Migliaccio, chair of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida, presented on precision agriculture, the high-tech sector of agriculture that provides cost efficiencies and environmental benefits for growers and the public.

“This will change how we produce food on Earth,” she told the committee. “We are using the tiniest sensor that can be made with 3D printing along with rovers, drones and satellite data that can be processed into a decision tool that anyone can understand and implement.”

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