New technology more precise in weather monitoring

There’s a growing trend in Washington state for growers to purchase their own, on-site weather stations. And soon, AgWeatherNet, a network of weather stations around the state, plans to have technology available to help farmers... more »

Pruner maker points to counterfeits sold online

Anna Claire Novotny from Buttonwood Hollow Farm in Chatham, New York, has been using Felco No. 2 secateurs for many years. You might say they’re a fixture of her life as a grower. Her parents... more »

New York invests in Dropcopter, drone pollination startup

Dropcopter, a startup company pitching precision pollination of fruits and vegetables by drone, recently earned a half a million dollars from New York state, which is investing in agriculture. Grow-NY, an agricultural business pitch competition... more »

Drones seen as effective tools for fruit growers

Farmers use drones to be more efficient. Drones help farmers improve yields and stay ahead of problems before they become too big. People have used the phrase “drone on and on” for a long time.... more »

Ontario growers cut corners for success

Gerbe Botden is a young apple grower who appreciates the benefits of modern orchard technology, such as Botden Orchards’ massive over-the-row recycling sprayer that towers over four rows. The sprayer attracted immediate attention from a... more »

MapMyApple offers orchard organization, problem diagnosis

Commercial orchards are often a patchwork quilt – blocks with different cultivars, planted in different years. Varieties have different schedules with various bloom times and harvest times. A disorganized grower risks getting lost in all... more »

Why drones are important for sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

Farmers Edge expands satellite imagery technology to specialty crops

Backed by a large private constellation of satellites, digital-agriculture company Farmers Edge has begun offering its imagery and mapping technology for specialty crops, in hopes to help meet the evolving needs of growers worldwide. According to... more »

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