Technology

John Deere releases significant enhancements for its Operations Center

To meet the constantly changing demands of the business of farming, John Deere has improved the look, feel and navigation features of its popular cloud-based system – Operations Center – to bring new levels of... more »

FFAR seeks nominations for New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 New Innovator in Food & Agriculture Research Award. FFAR intends to grant up to 10 awards to early-career scientists pursuing research that supports... more »

New Mexico team discusses artificial intelligence at agriculture convention

A team of experts from New Mexico State University’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently led a virtual discussion on artificial intelligence in agriculture as part of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on... more »

FieldScout TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter set by Spectrum Technologies

Spectrum Technologies Inc. has extended its product offering with the release of the TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter. According to a news release, the new model enhances the well-adopted TDR product line, which sets the industry... more »

NRCS offers California producers assistance to improve air quality

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in California make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is being made... more »

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »

John Deere to sell Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System for specialty crops

John Deere has entered into an allied distribution agreement with Smart Guided Systems to sell and support its Smart-Apply Intelligent Control System through the John Deere dealer channel in the U.S., Canada and Australia. According... more »

Senate bill would ensure representation for ag in US drone policies

The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, to ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s chief drone policy committee includes representation for agriculture, forestry, and rural America. According to a... more »


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