Technology

Facial recognition AI helps save multibillion dollar grape crop

New technology, using robotics and AI, is supercharging efforts to protect grape crops and will soon be available to researchers nationwide working on a wide array of plant and animal research. Biologist Lance Cadle-Davidson, an adjunct... more »

Berry company Driscoll’s installs solar at Santa Maria cooling facility

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000 square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed... more »

New tractor from John Deere gives high-value crop growers more options

John Deere introduced Aug. 5 the new 6155MH Tractor that delivers all the field-proven performance and reliability of other M Series Tractors but in a high-crop configuration. “The 6155MH is ideal for growers of high-value... more »

Solectrac has new electric tractor, delivering to California vineyards, farms

Solectrac, a subsidiary of Ideanomics, announced  Aug. 4 the launch of the all-new e70N electric tractor, a specially designed, narrow model purpose-built for easy handling and maneuverability on vineyards and farm operations. The news follows... more »

John Deere launches Gator XUV Honor Edition to salute veterans

John Deere, a provider of advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land, has introduced the Gator XUV835M Honor Edition Utility Vehicle, designed to pay tribute to military veterans. These... more »

Washington State University to lead national AI research institute for ag

With a new $20 million federal grant, Washington State University will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to labor, water, weather and... more »

Sentera introduces real-time mapping to aid decision support

Sentera announced July 22 expanded beta availability of the Real-Time Mapping  feature for the FieldAgent Aerial Scouting iOS app. In just seconds, RTM provides high-quality map products, at the field edge, with no internet connection... more »

West Michigan facility built for produce growers’ value-added products, food processing

The community college in the Michigan town of Muskegon is hedged about with fruit and vegetable farm operations. Blueberry farms and apple orchards dot the countryside, with major production areas in Sparta (apples) and South... more »

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