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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

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Ioannis Ampatzidis

Ioannis Ampatzidis

Assistant Professor, Ph.D

Precision Agriculture Engineering

i.ampatzidis@ufl.edu

Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis began as an Assistant Professor in 2017 and leads a research and extension precision agriculture engineering program in the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC) in Immokalee. Dr. Ampatzidis works in the area of mechanization and automation of specialty crop production. He focuses on the design, development and testing of sensors and control systems for optimal management of inputs, resources and products.


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Projects

The latest from the lab of Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis

New AI technology ‘Agroview’ named UF Invention of the Year

Yiannis Ampatzidis and his research team combined their collective minds to find the artificial intelligence technology to best help farmers save money and better care for their crops. Out of that process, they invented a system known as...
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AI helps detect powdery mildew early so growers can manage disease in squash

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Plant detectives and engineers from the University of Florida are using artificial intelligence to find a disease early so growers who produce summer squash can keep it under control. Early detection gives farmers a fighting...
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Cloud-based technology helps farmers count citrus trees

In his quest to find the right drone and other artificial intelligence to help ensure citrus growers get an accurate count of their crop, Yiannis Ampatzidis and his research team have developed a system known as Agroview. The technology saves...
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