Technology

Rantizo receives swarm application approval, first company to do so

Iowa City, Iowa-based Rantizo announced that it is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide. This waiver allows for the safe operation of three autonomous drone sprayers by... more »

Bayer, Prospera Technologies to develop digital solutions for greenhouse growers

As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., an AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning.... more »

Deere makes MY21 updates to popular 7R, 8R Tractors

John Deere announces several updates and additions to its popular lineup of 7R and 8R Tractors for the 2021 model year. The MY21 tractors can now be ordered with deliveries starting in November. New to the... more »

Electric vehicles in agriculture: ‘Now is the time’

Cars electrify, now farm vehicles. The new 215-page IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030" explains. According to a news release, this is a drill-down from the popular report, “Electric Vehicles in Construction,... more »

John Deere brings self-leveling loaders to small tractor lineup

John Deere announced July  7 the launch of its Mechanical Self-Leveling Loader (MSL) option for small tractors. Designed to keep loads level throughout the lift, the new loaders are compatible with John Deere 1E, 1R,... more »

Updates on soil moisture-based irrigation for orchards

Now is the time to consider the use of soil moisture sensors in orchards to provide guidance for irrigation scheduling. Installation and monitoring of the data produced are simple procedures and can provide excellent benefits... more »

UC ANR to work with growers to apply artificial intelligence technologies in the field

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will receive $865,000 to help farmers in the Colorado River basin and the Salinas Valley integrate digital tools and artificial intelligence into their growing systems. The funds are part of... more »

Precision ag technologies’ benefit to environmental conservation explored

Representatives from Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) are looking to replicate the success of others around the country who have built partnerships merging precision agriculture and environmental conservation. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »


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