Technology

Drones seen as effective tools for fruit growers

Farmers use drones to be more efficient. Drones help farmers improve yields and stay ahead of problems before they become too big. People have used the phrase “drone on and on” for a long time.... more »

Ontario growers cut corners for success

Gerbe Botden is a young apple grower who appreciates the benefits of modern orchard technology, such as Botden Orchards’ massive over-the-row recycling sprayer that towers over four rows. The sprayer attracted immediate attention from a... more »

MapMyApple offers orchard organization, problem diagnosis

Commercial orchards are often a patchwork quilt – blocks with different cultivars, planted in different years. Varieties have different schedules with various bloom times and harvest times. A disorganized grower risks getting lost in all... more »

Why drones are important for sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

Farmers Edge expands satellite imagery technology to specialty crops

Backed by a large private constellation of satellites, digital-agriculture company Farmers Edge has begun offering its imagery and mapping technology for specialty crops, in hopes to help meet the evolving needs of growers worldwide. According to... more »

Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »

Double 4K precision agriculture sensor on DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone ready

Sentera announced Dec. 4 the availability of its Double 4K precision agriculture sensor on DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. According to a news release, his offering provides Double 4K quality at entry-level pricing, expanding data... more »

UC Davis students develop an app for strawberry growers

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »


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