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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

PRECISION AGRICULTURE ENGINEERING

Ioannis Ampatzidis

Yiannis Ampatzidis

Associate 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.


The latest from the lab of Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis

AI-enhanced system detects bruised strawberries before they get to the grocery store

If you’re perusing the produce section, you generally seek fresh, pleasant-looking fruit – the kind most consumers want to buy. Usually, that means you see few, if any, blemishes. Fruit bruising has many causes: compression, impact or...
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AI helps detect watermelon disease quickly, accurately

If you savor a juicy watermelon in the scorching summer heat, Florida farmers toil to meet your tastes. The ...
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At inaugural conference, scientists, farmers see ways to make AI useful to agriculture

In a groundbreaking, first-of-its kind event, university scientists, engineers, producers, government agencies and industry officials from throughout the South met at Auburn University to brainstorm ways to use artificial intelligence to help...
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