Technology

Michigan Horticultural Society to auction tractor at GLEXPO

The Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS) will auction a 1956 International Harvester Cub during the 2019 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, Dec. 10-12. Proceeds from the auction will go toward the society’s... more »

John Deere opens new Intelligent Solutions Group facility in Iowa

John Deere recently opened its new Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) facility in central Iowa. The 134,000 square-foot facility in Urbandale is devoted to problem solving with technology, collaboration, testing and development for John Deere precision... more »

Convertible cover for protected apple cultivation unveiled

What is a way of protecting apple cultivation from pests and fungal diseases while reducing the use of pesticides as much as possible? Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands may have developed an... more »

Protecting vineyards from birds with drones is study topic

Aerial drones could eventually help Washington growers recoup some of the $80 million a year in crop damages caused by birds. That’s according to a study by Washington State University scientists published earlier this year... more »

SVG Ventures, PMA partner to advance produce, floral Innovation

SVG Ventures and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) have entered a three-year strategic partnership to connect PMA growers with cutting-edge technology. SVG Ventures will lead panel conversations on AgriFood and AgTech at PMA’s annual Fresh Summit... more »

Ag drone spraying with Rantizo approved in three Midwest states

Rantizo received approval for agricultural drone spraying in three more Midwest states this week, bringing the total to five. In addition to Iowa and Wisconsin, Rantizo, based in Iowa City, has now received approval in... more »

Van Doren Sales, Compac open Michigan facility

Fruit packing equipment company Van Doren Sales and its partner Compac Tomra have a heavy concentration in the Pacific Northwest, but they recently opened a new facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... more »

AgSharks Startup Pitch event accepting applications

Western Growers and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) are again partnering to host the 2019 AgSharks Competition, a pitch competition where start-up companies working on agricultural technologies compete for the opportunity to earn a $250,000... more »


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