Technology

Funding round to help vertical farming operator Oishii

Vertical farming operator Oishii has announced the closing of $134 million in Series B funding. The funds should accelerate Oishii’s growth, according to a news release. Known as the world’s largest indoor vertical strawberry farm,... more »

Carbon Robotics releases LaserWeeder with tracks

Carbon Robotics has released the Track LaserWeeder, a new model of its LaserWeeder, along with software enhancements. Through the software upgrades — spatial data intelligence in the Carbon Ops Center and multi-language support in the... more »

Small Farm Tech Expo set for March 1

The Small Farm Tech Expo features an exposition tailored for small-scale farmers and dynamic workshops focused on technology. The annual event, which brings together farmers, community members and supporters of family farms in California's Central Valley,... more »

Unlocking vineyard data through technology

Grape growers, crop consultants, Extension faculty and other educators can learn about My Efficient Vineyard (MyEV),  an open-access tool used to integrate vineyard data into vineyard maps that can inform farm management decision-making, during a... more »

Event highlights need for tech-savvy ag labor

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Merced College have partnered to host AgTechX Ed, a half-day event dedicated to developing the next generation of tech-savvy agricultural... more »

IFG owner Bloom Fresh appoints interim CEO

Bloom Fresh International, which owns International Fruit Genetics (IFG), has appointed an interim chief executive officer to lead what’s touted as the world’s largest fruit breeding company. Josep Jove Estiarte, chief innovation officer, is CEO. ... more »

Syngenta, Lavie Bio team up to develop bioinsecticides

Syngenta Crop Protection and ag-biologicals company Lavie Bio Ltd. are partnering on the discovery and development of biological insecticidal solutions. The collaboration will leverage Lavie Bio's unique technology platform to rapidly identify and optimize bioinsecticide... more »

Group advocates for specialty crops in Farm Bill

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry.   The group recently... more »

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