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Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Precision Agriculture Engineering

Precision Agriculture Engineering

Faculty

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.


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The latest from the lab of Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis

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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UF ag engineer develops smart-spray technology to help reduce fertilizer, pesticides

IMMOKALEE, Fla. --- Growers need to spray efficiently so they can apply pesticides and fertilizer only to crops – and minimize the chemicals that may contaminate natural resources. As they battle the economically devastating citrus greening...
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Read the fine print: Who owns and controls farm data?

With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, data derived from farms might be more valuable than the crops growers produce. That's because farmers can make money from their data when companies use it for other purposes, says a...
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