Technology

United Fresh 2019 FutureTEC Zone to feature 24 ag tech start-ups

United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo will boast 24 top ag tech start-up companies in the most innovative show floor destination area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 11-12 in Chicago. The FutureTEC Zone is dedicated to... more »

‘Future Orchard Production System’ drives orchard outlook

With heightened attention being given to labor-saving robotic harvesters and other innovative tools for tree fruit growers, a continued concentration is being given to the development of orchard planting systems that will be able to... more »

Diving into the ‘first commercial robotic apple harvest’

Robots are in an orchard. This is not a drill. Machines took in the harvest at T&G Global orchards in Hawkes Bay, a large apple production area in New Zealand where the picking season runs... more »

Ag drone company surveys farmers on needs

Scientific Cal Ag has engineered a drone that flies, land and drive to conduct further analysis (ground truthing), meant to reduce the costs associated with hiring crop specialists. Photo: Scientific Cal... more »

Rural broadband access key to agriculture continuing to grow in Georgia

Georgia farmers have technological advancements at their fingertips but many are not able to use them to their fullest extent due to the lack of broadband internet access, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension... more »

Onset to partner with NEWA’s Weather and Disease Modeling Platform 

Onset, a manufacturer of data loggers, will partner with the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) to provide growers using HOBO weather stations access to NEWA disease- and pest-forecasting data. NEWA is part of... more »

Western Growers launches AgTech Innovation Directory

Western Growers has officially launched an interactive directory that acts as a marketplace for agricultural technology (agtech) startups. Found at https://www.agtechpages.com, the Western Growers AgTech Innovation Directory allows users to identify, research and connect with... more »

Lights, steam tackle strawberry disease

A machine that can be programmed to traverse through fields shines a light to help prevent powdery mildew from causing damage to strawberries. Natalia Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida... more »


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