Technology

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 »

NRCS, UC Davis release SoilWeb 2.0 app update

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the University of California at Davis Soil Resource Laboratory have released the iOS and Android SoilWebapp, version 2.0. The app now has a cleaner and more modern interface with... more »

Cutting corners the focus of smart technology ag advancements

In the agriculture world, we’re used to seeing all sorts of food processing innovative technology come to market. Earlier in the value chain, the farmers who grow the food you process are also reaping the... more »

Weather forecasting tools herald the advent of a SmartFarm network 

Before the advent of computer satellite tracking equipment, farmers relied on prognostics, such as candles, weather vanes, the color of the sky, and the fabled Farmers’ Almanac, to make informed planting decisions. Even animals –... more »

Cornell awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new... more »

Modern irrigation tools move closer to automation

Growers still bear responsibility for irrigating specialty crops, but technology offers a few helping hands for the task. Sensors detect moisture in the air or soil. Weather networks record historical temperatures. And free-to-download phone apps... more »

Partners to study opportunities for berry improvements through gene editing

Pairwise, a growing agriculture and food company, has formed a public-private partnership to learn more about the diversity of berries and advance opportunities to offer healthier, more sustainable varieties. The partnership with the U.S. Department of... more »


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