Technology

Global Harvest Automation Initiative launched by Western Growers

Western Growers is spearheading a Global Harvest Automation Initiative to accelerate harvest automation across the fresh produce industry, with a goal of automating 50% of harvest within 10 years. “For well over a decade, our... more »

Climate impacts on California’s ag industry finds Moleaer, IDC in partnership

Molear, a nanobubble technology company, announced April 13 a new distribution agreement with Irrigation Design and Construction to expand access to its irrigation technology. Through this partnership with Irrigation Design and Construction (IDC),  California farmers... more »

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

The International Fruit Tree Association’s winter meeting – held in a series of online, virtual sessions and tours this year – contained updates on transformational technologies. The event, held Feb. 22-24, had the theme of... more »

April Demo Days at 2021 World Ag Expo Online promoted by Italy

U.S. importers, dealers, and agribusiness professionals are invited to join the April Italian AgTech Demo Days on the World Ag Expo Online platform to learn about the latest innovations in Italian farming machinery. Three video... more »

Farm Data Collection and Exchange System by Farmobile awarded patent

Leawood, Kansas-based Farmobile LLC, announced April 1 that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent entitled “Farming Data Collection and Exchange System.” Farmobile's patent (U.S. Patent No. 10,963,825, is directed to a... more »

Munckhof Fruit Tech, Agromanager join for data management, spray registration

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators is pursuing the most efficient spraying techniques for fruit tree cultivation. The Isobus connection on all its spraying equipment is the latest new feature to be offered by Munckhof. According to... more »

Picking platforms prove their worth in the race to get fruit off trees

New Zealand-based T&G Global is pulling out all the stops to harvest apples this season, welcoming eight new state-of-the-art automated picking platforms as part of its commitment to provide a safe and productive workplace. With... more »

RIT faculty using smartphones, AI to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

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