Technology

Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase scheduled

The Innovations in Ag Irrigation Technology Demonstration and Showcase will be held Friday, Oct. 29 in person in and virtually. The Center for Irrigation Technology’s annual Ag Tech Day at Fresno State University showcases the... more »

Small Farm Innovation Challenge offered Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Farmers need right-sized technology. Tools and technology can help farmers improve efficiency, save labor and connect with their customers. But many of the innovations in agriculture today are built for large-scale production, out of reach for... more »

Advanced Farm Technologies gets $25M Series B funding round

Davis, California-based Advanced Farm Technologies Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced Sept.21 it has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the... more »

MagGrow wins the THRIVE|Bayer Sustainability Challenge

SVG Ventures|THRIVE and Bayer have announced that MagGrow, the company behind the patented, proprietary technology that is reducing waste associated with conventional pesticide spray applications, has won the THRIVE|Bayer Sustainability Challenge "Sustainable Scaleup Award." MagGrow is... more »

Applications now open for $250,000 in AgSharks pitch competition

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are now accepting applications for the 2021 AgSharks Competition, an event where start-up companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers... more »

Mechanical strawberry harvest got Michigan boost

Growers have been in pursuit of innovative methods to harvest strawberries mechanically for quite some time. Recent breakthroughs have seen automated strawberry harvests take place in select fields in California and Florida, as the robots... more »

Valley Irrigation delivers customized solar solutions for agriculture

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valley Irrigation announced Sept. 2 the expansion of its solar solutions into the United States. “Solar energy is the key to maximizing efficiency and sustainability,”  Darren Siekman, vice president of water delivery and... more »

Fieldin raises $30M Series B to make commercial farms autonomous

American-Israeli agtech startup Fieldin has completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Fortissimo Capital, with the participation of Zeev Ventures, ICON Accelerator, Luxembourg-based Maor Investments and Akkadian ventures. Series B funders join early-stage investors... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the  barn

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