Most of the world’s coffee is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. To understand how that might work, UF scientists are growing coffee plants at the UF/IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit. The project is a collaboration between UF/IFAS scientists and Dr. Alina Zare and Dr. Sanjeev Koppal in the College of Engineering.
As part of the study, Zare said the researchers will use the HiPerGator 3.0 supercomputer to test the algorithms they develop for data analysis. This project is just one example of how UF researchers are using artificial intelligence to advance Florida’s agricultural sector.