Technology

USDA extends microloans program to farmland purchases, upgrades

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will help beginning or... more »

UC Davis ‘Fruit Ripening’ workshop set for March 1-2

The University of California-Davis (UC) Postharvest Technology Center will host its annual “Fruit Ripening and Ethylene Management” workshop on March 1-2 at the UC Davis ARC Conference Center. The workshop is intended for shippers and... more »

USDA awards $3 million for robotics research

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of co-robots that benefit and assist stakeholders in America’s production agriculture field. These three grants are... more »

MapShots, Trimble announce software integration

MapShots, Inc. and Trimble announced a new integration that allows all users of MapShots’ AgStudio software platform to read as-applied maps and production data from Trimble's Connected Farm solution. Previously, AgStudio software users could only... more »

LINKFRESH launches software enhancements

LINKFRESH recently announced new software enhancements, including catch weight, case management, the incorporation of a global trade item number (GTIN) and archiving enhancements. These new additions are compatible with LINKFRESH ERP on the Microsoft Dynamics... more »

John Deere unveils 2016 Gator XUV 825i Special Edition

John Deere is offering a new special edition Gator utility... more »

Timing of mechanical pruning impacts labor, fruit quality

When it comes to mechanical pruning, or hedging, Stefano Musacchi puts an emphasis on improving the size of the fruit, as well as its flavor. Musacchi, associate professor of horticulture at Washington State University, is... more »

The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give you a wide range of answers. The... more »

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