• 7:30 Breakfast with Vendors

    Grab a bite to eat and meet with exhibitors.

  • 8:45 Welcoming remarks

    Jack Rechcigl, UF/IFAS GCREC, Center Director and Professor
    Scott Angle, UF/IFAS, Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • 9:00 - Arnold Schumann, UF

    Opportunities and Challenges for AI in Precision Farming

  • 9:20 - Vance Whitaker, UF

    Phenomics in Plant Breeding: Examples from Strawberry

  • 9:40 - Manoj Karkee, WSU

    AI and Robotics in Specialty Crops: Past Accomplishments and Future Direction

  • 10:00 - Paul Nagel, Stout AgTech

    Robotic Weeding Technology

  • 10:20 - Pauline Canteneur, FarmWise

    Automated Mechanical Weeding for Vegetable Crops

  • 10:40 - Daniel Carmichael, Bear Flag Robotics

    Advanced Tractor Automation

  • 11:00 - Panel Discussion

  • 11:00 - Break for Lunch

    Grab a bite to eat and meet with exhibitors.

  • 12:30 - CEU Sessions Begin

    There will be two sets of concurrent CEU courses

Pest Management Session      

  • 12:30 - Asian Bean Thrips: Managing a New Invasive Pest of Florida Legume Crops

    Hugh Smith, UF

  • 12:50 - 2021 Small Fruit Crop Insect and Mite Pest Update

    Sriyanka Lahiri, UF

  • 1:10 - Nematode Management Update

    Johan Desaeger, UF

  • 1:30 - 2021 Strawberry Disease Update

    Natalia Peres, UF

  • 1:50 - 2021 Vegetable Disease Update

    Gary Vallad, UF

BMP Session

  • 12:30 - Understanding Senate Bill 712 and Agriculture BMPs

    Lakesh Sharma, UF

  • 12:50 - Soil Testing and BMPs

    Rao Mylavarapu, UF

  • 1:10 - Improved Soil-Test Based Fertilizer Recommendations: A Statewide Program

    Kelly Morgan, UF

  • 1:30 - Compact Bed Plasticulture for Reducing Environmental Footprint, Production Risks and Costs

    Sanjay Shukla, UF

  • 1:50 - Improving Effectiveness of Compost by Localized Application Methods

    Shinsuke Agehara, UF

  • 2:45 - Field Tours

Alternative Crops Tour


  • Breeding for Mechanical Harvesting

    Sam Hutton, UF

  • Disease Management in Tomato/Watermelon

    Gary Vallad, UF

  • Smart Spray Technology for Herbicide Application

    Nathan Boyd, UF

  • Effects of Cover Crops on Vegetable Production

    Johan Desaeger, UF

  • Artichoke and Hops Production in Florida

    Shinsuke Agehara, UF