Technology

UC Davis students develop an app for strawberry growers

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »

Satellites show promise as tool for monitoring crop development

While drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development from far above, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.... more »

New flow control system on the VariMAS sprayer from Munckhof

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators continuously improves its VariMAS spraying equipment. To achieve this, the company works with Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and other knowledge institutes. According to a news release, Munckhof recently upgraded its... more »

$10M grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to advance cover crops, transform ag

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to North Carolina State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service to lead a nationwide research effort to improve the sustainability of agriculture, while tackling the grand... more »

RealEats America among firms named at Grow-NY business Competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement has named RealEats America the $1 million grand prize winner of its inaugural Grow-NY business competition, an innovation and technology startup challenge focused on... more »

Bee Vectoring Technologies wins at international Agrow Awards for Innovation

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (the “Company” or “BVT”) (TSXV: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) on Nov. 13 announced a win for the company – and for growers everywhere. BVT has been recognized in this year’s Agrow Award for... more »

Bioplastics startup mobius wins $500,000 in seed funding at ag tech pitch event

Mobius pbc, an early-stage company that creates waste-based biodegradable polymers to promote sustainable agriculture, won the grand prize of a $500,000 equity investment at Western Growers’ 2019 AgSharks Competition Nov. 12. The pitch competition is... more »

Research demos, including drones, on tap at SW Florida open house

WHO: Southwest Florida farmers and the public will see and hear about the latest scientific discoveries and ongoing research at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. WHAT: Come to the University of Florida Institute of Food and... more »


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