Technology

Robotic frost protection in orchards pursued at Penn State

A system that helps tree-fruit growers avoid frost damage to their crops by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based robots, could be on the horizon, thanks to Penn State University researchers, supported by funding... more »

Sentera adds brushless gimbal for drone scouting

Sentera is now offering miniature high-speed brushless gimbal for use with its drone scouting equipment. The gimbal is customized for Sentera Single sensors mounted on DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 equipment. The gimbal boosts acres-per-hour... more »

T&G Global claims ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’

T&G Global is claiming the ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’ in a post on the company website. The harvest at T&G’s “home operations” in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay orchards comes four years after working... more »

2019 MSU Agriculture Innovation Day set for July 26

The 2019 Michigan State University (MSU) Agriculture Innovation Day will take place on July 26 at MSU Farms in Lansing, Michigan. With a theme of “Focus on Precision Technology That Pays,” experts will detail how... more »

Harvest CROO Robotics strawberry harvester nears fruition

After five years of development, Harvest CROO Robotics has a robotic picker that is able to look at a strawberry plant and determine which among the berries on the plant are ripe, all through artificial... more »

Smart Guided Systems touts Intelligent Spray Control System

Smart Guided Systems is making available its commercially designed and manufactured Intelligent Spray Control System. The spray system has been in development, field-testing, and research for almost a decade at the USDA National Institute of... more »

Growers Edge has data-driven fintech platform for agriculture  

Growers Edge Financial, Inc. (Growers Edge) now provides solutions that strengthen the entire agricultural ecosystem. Based on the Growers Analytic Prediction System (GAPS), Growers Edge today introduced an extensive lineup of fintech solutions for growers, agribusiness, distribution partners... more »

Apple harvests ripe for automated help

Meet the Cyclone, a system of vacuum tubes that takes apples from human pickers, gently filling bins as it propels itself through the orchard. The Cyclone is the fruit, so to speak, of a partnership... more »


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