Equipment

Crop-adapted spraying pays dividends

Crop-adapted spraying (CAS) is a method for apple orchardists to match their airblast sprays to the size, shape and density of their orchard blocks. Jason Deveau, application technology specialist ... more

Weather data moves faster than it used to

Thanks to instrumentation technology, weather monitoring is much more sophisticated than it was 50 years ago. And thanks to smartphones, tablets and other devic... more

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Farm Bureau survey: farmers want control of their data

Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released by the American ... more »

Are Wells an Untapped Source of Energy?

Timothy Schultz, president of Terra Caloric, says there are a million wells in Michigan – a vast, untapped resource for geothermal power.... watch »

Limit exposure by laundering clothing after pesticide applications

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, ev... more »

United Fresh Innovation Awards finalists announced

United Fresh has selected 49 new products as finalists for the 2016 Produce Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories... more »

RIMpro technology can help manage apple scab, other pests

If you’d like to manage apple scab and other pests with more precision and can take the time to learn a new method, the RIMpro cloud service might b... more »

Agricultural Marketing Service updates user fees

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published 2016 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing an... more »

Cornell opens solar farm

Cornell University’s new Sutton Road Solar Farm, a 2-megawatt energy facility that will offset nearly 40 percent of the annual electricity demand at... more »

Clemson smartphone apps tackle fruit diseases, pests

Fruit growers can now fight insects and disease from the palm of their hands with technology developed at Clemson University. [caption id="attachme... more »

Digi unveils wireless temperature monitoring

Digi International has introduced Digi Honeycomb, a service that continuously and wirelessly monitors the temperature of perishable goods. The monitor... more »

Use pH meter to check soil acidity

Decreasing soil pH, also called soil acidification, is a growing concern in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Researchers and farmers have found ... more »


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