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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Idaho university developing yield estimation system

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Engineering received a $90,400 grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to develop ... more »

USDA awards $55,000 to ag-tech business incubator

USDA has signed a grant agreement to provide the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator (GLATBI) with $55,000 to enhance their marketing, outreach, a... more »

Oregon Drone Rodeo to showcase UAS technology

The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo Aug. 18-19, in Pendleton, Oregon. The two-day event will feature real-world Unmanned Aeri... more »

Abundant Robotics to automate orchard harvests

SRI International has launched Abundant Robotics, an agriculture technology company focused on helping make foods such as apples and other tree fruits... more »

Solid-set canopy delivery system on track

If a solid-set canopy delivery system proves to be an efficient way to apply chemicals and other crop control measures, researchers are confident tree... more »

Facilities use less energy, improve efficiency

The more apples you grow and pack, the more storage you need. If that storage is energy-efficient and improves the quality of your apples, so much the... more »

Produce-sharing app wins Apps for Ag hackathon

A gardening and produce-sharing app took top prize in the Apps for Ag hackathon, after contestants pitched judges at the California State Fair in Sacr... more »

New UAS regulations expand drone use for agriculture

On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration released the much anticipated new Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drone regulations, also referred to... more »

Farmobile expands data store

Farmobile, a farm data company, has expanded its Minnesota Data Store. Beginning in this year’s harvest season, any Minnesota farmer who automatic... more »

UW researchers work to improve road from farm to market

Consumer demand for regionally produced food is on the rise. But transportation and distribution logistics for mid-size shippers, distributors and far... more »


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