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Florida Ag Expo is Thursday

Dan Field Crops, Florida

Florida Ag Expo

The future of farming, which includes artificial intelligence, will be a highlight at this year’s Florida Ag Expo. It will take place Thursday, November 18th at the University of Florida /IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm.

During this year’s event, learn how artificial intelligence can help in plant breeding and how it can help cope better with weeds, diseases and pests and improving 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.

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You will also be able to watch a scientist use smart-spray technology to apply herbicides. This is done with 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 the fields and greenhouses to show how they’re breeding tomatoes for machine harvesting.

The Expo is one of the largest in the state and will highlight the latest in technology, AI and farming innovation. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern this Thursday. Learn more at floridaagexpo.net.