Technology

Novel lighting system designed for machine vision module of ag robots

A novel camera system using active lighting devised by Penn State researchers may be a crucial step in developing machine vision systems that allow robotic devices to more clearly "see" the agricultural targets with which... more »

Organic fresh produce sales up 3% in third quarter 2021

Total organic fresh produce sales for the third quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 3% from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to... more »

Hazel Technologies shares tips for a successful AgSharks pitch

With the close of applications for the 2021 AgSharks Competition, the founder of previous winner Hazel Technologies is reflecting on the evolution of his company and the jumpstart it received by participating in the $250,000... more »

California budget adds funds for ‘climate smart’ farming

Drought and climate loom large in the latest state budget, with programs aimed at helping farmers and ranchers with funding boosts. A $15 billion climate response program includes $1.1 billion to support "Climate Smart Agriculture"... more »

Burro to accelerate commercialization of collaborative robot platform

Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, an autonomy company providing solutions for the agriculture industry, announced Sept. 28 it has raised a $10.9 million Series A. The round was led by S2G Ventures and Toyota... more »

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 »

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