Technology

Harvest CROO Robotics strawberry harvester nears fruition

After five years of development, Harvest CROO Robotics has a robotic picker that is able to look at a strawberry plant and determine which among the berries on the plant are ripe, all through artificial... more »

Smart Guided Systems touts Intelligent Spray Control System

Smart Guided Systems is making available its commercially designed and manufactured Intelligent Spray Control System. The spray system has been in development, field-testing, and research for almost a decade at the USDA National Institute of... more »

Growers Edge has data-driven fintech platform for agriculture  

Growers Edge Financial, Inc. (Growers Edge) now provides solutions that strengthen the entire agricultural ecosystem. Based on the Growers Analytic Prediction System (GAPS), Growers Edge today introduced an extensive lineup of fintech solutions for growers, agribusiness, distribution partners... more »

Apple harvests ripe for automated help

Meet the Cyclone, a system of vacuum tubes that takes apples from human pickers, gently filling bins as it propels itself through the orchard. The Cyclone is the fruit, so to speak, of a partnership... more »

Water accounting system production forecasting win Colorado tech award

SWIIM, a water accounting system with its on-farm grower dashboard, was the judge's top pick at the Second Annual Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's (CFVGA) Tech Pitch. The competition, which featured four of the... more »

AEM report: Ag equipment sales remain positive overall

U.S. sales of ag tractors and combines remained in the plus column for February, according to the latest sales data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). Total U.S. February 2-wheel-drive tractor sales grew 17.3... more »

Update session focuses on remote sensing, drone technology

Remote Sensing Technologies LLC and Michigan State University Extension have collaborated to offer a remote sensing and drone technology update workshop from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on March 21, 2019, at the Eaton County MSU Extension office, 551 Courthouse Drive Suite One,... more »

Equipment modifications, trials featured in IFTA tour

New equipment – everything from a harvest surveillance system to netting to protect from hail – were featured in a tour on the final day of the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) annual conference Feb.... more »


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