Technology

Virginia Tech Extension specialist Swafford dies

Jerry “Dan” Swafford, a Virginia Cooperative Extension specialist who championed the use of drones to gather data on crops, has died. Swafford, Extension project associate and curriculum specialist, died Jan. 4 at his home in... more »

Berry People to be bought by ag tech firm

AgriForce Growing Systems Ltd. has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire Berry People LLC. Based in Hollister, California, Berry People is a year-round grower and shipper of organic and conventional strawberries,... more »

Blueberry convention hotel reservations deadline nearing

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is reminding blueberry industry professionals that the hotel registration deadline for their upcoming convention is approaching. The Blueberry Convention 2023 is scheduled for Feb. 21-24 in San Diego, California.... more »

FarmHQ releases irrigation monitoring app

FarmHQ's new app remotely monitors and controls irrigation equipment. The app, which helps lower costs and simplify operations, is now available in the Apple App Store, according to a news release. The app can be... more »

New general manager named at Groundwork BioAg

Groundwork BioAg, a global bioagriculture company, has named Andrew Duff as general manager for North America. Duff’s more than 20 years of experience in biostimulants, seed technology and U.S.... more »

Biotech collaboration to help Bayer improve crop protection

To advance innovations in crop protection, Bayer has started a collaboration with biotech company Oerth Bio to develop the next generation of more sustainable crop protection products. Oerth Bio’s unique protein degradation technology possesses the... more »

New NuPlant plant tissue culture propagation system released

NuPlant is introducing SmartClone, an advanced plant tissue culture propagation system designed to rapidly deliver significantly improved plants from breeding programs for multiple species, according to a news release. SmartClone uses precision robotics to deliver... more »

IFTA conference early registration deadline approaching

The deadline is nearing for early discounts at the International Fruit Tree Association’s Annual Conference and Tour. The event, scheduled for Feb. 12-15 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan, includes two full... more »

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