Technology

Ideanomics acquires US EV tractor maker Solectrac

Ideanomics announced June 14 it has fully acquired Solectrac Inc., a California-based manufacturer and distributor of premium zero-emission electric tractors that use clean renewable sources of energy, furthering the mission to reduce commercial fleet greenhouse gas emissions.... more »

AgTech company Semios acquires Altrac to deliver more value to growers 

Vancouver, Canada-based Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced June 8 it has acquired Altrac, developers of an agriculture automation platform enabling farmers to monitor and control important agricultural systems required to produce high-value... more »

Kuhn Krause Gladiator 1210 with ST-Pro II row units introduced

Kuhn North America Inc. has introduced the ST-PRO II strip-till row unit with features aimed at improving the performance and user comfort of the industry leading Kuhn Krause Gladiator. According to a news release, the... more »

New CEO announced for TOMRA Systems ASA

Norway-headquartered global sustainable technology company TOMRA Systems ASA has said current president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, will be replaced by Tove Andersen by Nov. 1 this year at the latest. Tove joins TOMRA Systems ASA... more »

An agricultural robot Slopehelper challenges steep vineyards and orchards

Producing food can be an uphill struggle, in every sense of the word. With myriad challenges from labour sourcing to environmental concerns and margin pressure, today’s farmers welcome every innovation that can help them get... more »

Berry producer uses SIMBA barcode tracking help expand busines

In 2007 when Sara Osborne purchased Peters Cranberries, her father-in-law’s cranberry farm on the Oregon coast, she didn’t expect cranberry prices to soon plunge by 80%, sending the whole industry into shock. Yet that is... more »

OrBot, developed in Idaho, could help orchardists with fruit harvest

A university professor in Nampa, Idaho, with the help of his engineering students, is developing a fruit harvesting robot prototype for Idaho orchardists. Duke Bulanon, an engineering professor at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), received a... more »

Western Growers selects 13 companies for first Harvest Automation cohort

Western Growers has selected 13 innovators for the inaugural cohort of its Global Harvest Automation Initiative, a groundbreaking project that aims to automate 50% of specialty crop harvest within 10 years by accelerating the commercialization... more »

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