Technology

SVG Ventures, PMA partner to advance produce, floral Innovation

SVG Ventures and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) have entered a three-year strategic partnership to connect PMA growers with cutting-edge technology. SVG Ventures will lead panel conversations on AgriFood and AgTech at PMA’s annual Fresh Summit... more »

Ag drone spraying with Rantizo approved in three Midwest states

Rantizo received approval for agricultural drone spraying in three more Midwest states this week, bringing the total to five. In addition to Iowa and Wisconsin, Rantizo, based in Iowa City, has now received approval in... more »

Van Doren Sales, Compac open Michigan facility

Fruit packing equipment company Van Doren Sales and its partner Compac Tomra have a heavy concentration in the Pacific Northwest, but they recently opened a new facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ... more »

AgSharks Startup Pitch event accepting applications

Western Growers and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) are again partnering to host the 2019 AgSharks Competition, a pitch competition where start-up companies working on agricultural technologies compete for the opportunity to earn a $250,000... more »

NRCS, UC Davis release SoilWeb 2.0 app update

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the University of California at Davis Soil Resource Laboratory have released the iOS and Android SoilWebapp, version 2.0. The app now has a cleaner and more modern interface with... more »

Cutting corners the focus of smart technology ag advancements

In the agriculture world, we’re used to seeing all sorts of food processing innovative technology come to market. Earlier in the value chain, the farmers who grow the food you process are also reaping the... more »

Weather forecasting tools herald the advent of a SmartFarm network 

Before the advent of computer satellite tracking equipment, farmers relied on prognostics, such as candles, weather vanes, the color of the sky, and the fabled Farmers’ Almanac, to make informed planting decisions. Even animals –... more »

Cornell awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new... more »


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