UF’s Unmanned Aviation Systems featured at the 2014 SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

May 02, 14 UF’s Unmanned Aviation Systems featured at the 2014 SUN ’n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

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By:  Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, 321-302-9369, k.moore.wilmoth@ufl.edu  Source: Matthew A. Burgess, 352-318-1615, mburgess@ufl.edu • Franklin Percival, 352-538-0002, percivaf@ufl.edu • Peter Ifju, 352-359-2770, ifju@ufl.edu LAKELAND, Fla. – While most people think of unmanned aircraft solely as military drones, a group...

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Florida Dairy Famers Releases Free Interactive iPad Application SunnyBell’s Florida Dairy Farm Adventure now available on iTunes

CONTACT: Brittny Krause • brittnyk@floridamilk.com • (407) 647-8899 X 1110 ORLANDO, Fla. (March 1, 2014) – Kids, adults and educators alike can now learn about dairy farming in an exciting way through the Florida Dairy Farmers new iPad application, SunnyBell’s Florida Dairy Farm Adventure. The app, which is free to download...

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UF/IFAS irrigation apps for urban turfgrass, strawberry and citrus now available

Oct 31, 13 UF/IFAS irrigation apps for urban turfgrass, strawberry and citrus now available

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Writer: Mickie Anderson, 352-273-3566, mickiea@ufl.edu Source: Kati Migliaccio, 305-246-7001, ext. 288, klwhite@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida has released three smart device apps of interest to those in the irrigation business, and for the time being, users can download them for free. The first three apps...

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Apps helping farmers identify unwanted pests.

Aug 29, 13 Apps helping farmers identify unwanted pests.

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By Clint Thompson • University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Is there an unwanted insect or plant on your farm or in your garden that you don’t recognize? The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has an app for that. Invasive species trackers at the UGA Center...

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UF/IFAS expands Bee College to South Florida, including courses in Spanish

Writer: Robert H. Wells, 352-273-3569; rhwells@ufl.edu Source: Jeanette Klopchin, 352-273-3932, jklopchin@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host the first Bee College for South Florida this summer in Fort Lauderdale. The event is coming to South Florida to meet demand there and will also feature courses...

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Olive Oil Assays May Help Assure Authenticity

May 31, 13 Olive Oil Assays May Help Assure Authenticity

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By Marcia Wood When the label on a bottle of olive oil misrepresents what’s inside, shoppers may not be getting what they thought they paid for. Mislabeling is also of concern to chefs, retailers, and America’s olive growers and olive oil processors—especially those newly entering the domestic olive oil market. They face tough...

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A New Tool for Studying Insect-Plant Warfare

Jul 19, 12 A New Tool for Studying Insect-Plant Warfare

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By Dennis O’Brien When an insect pierces the surface of a plant to feed, much of the action takes place in the plant’s interior. A device called the Electrical Penetration Graph (EPG) is a critical tool for peering into the process. Now a new type of EPG developed by U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologists...

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