Technology

Sentera introduces real-time mapping to aid decision support

Sentera announced July 22 expanded beta availability of the Real-Time Mapping  feature for the FieldAgent Aerial Scouting iOS app. In just seconds, RTM provides high-quality map products, at the field edge, with no internet connection... more »

West Michigan facility built for produce growers’ value-added products, food processing

The community college in the Michigan town of Muskegon is hedged about with fruit and vegetable farm operations. Blueberry farms and apple orchards dot the countryside, with major production areas in Sparta (apples) and South... more »

Tellus Agriculture and Rabobank acquire Conservis

Rabobank, a global food and agriculture bank, and Tellus Agriculture, global agriculture technology company, have acquired Conservis, a company that integrates disparate farm technologies into one streamlined interface to manage the business of farming. Together,... more »

Abundant Robotics discontinues fruit harvesting business

Abundant Robotics, a Hayward, California-based agricultural robotics company founded in 2016, has shut down. According to a memo about Abundant’s liquidation, the company “was unable to develop the market traction necessary to support its business... more »

Autonomous Pivot, Bloomfield Robotics win Innovation Icon Award

SVG Ventures and Forbes have announced that Israeli-based Autonomous Pivot and U.S.-based Bloomfield Robotics are the two winners of the Innovation Icon Award at the seventh annual Demo Day at the Forbes-THRIVE Future of Food... more »

‘Precision Ag and Technology in the Produce Industry’ webinar set in Georgia

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association's July webinar, "Precision Ag and Technology in the Produce Industry," will be held virtually on July 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Hosted by Beth Oleson of the Georgia Fruit... more »

State ag secretary seeks innovative research to grow Pennsylvania industry

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on June 30 called for research proposals on issues critical to sustaining and growing Pennsylvania's $132.5 billion agriculture industry. A total of $1.29 million is available to support eligible projects.... more »

Researchers learn how to teach a robot to pick a fruit

The availability of labor is one of the global issues in the agri-food sector today. And with the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in closed borders, the need for a quick implementation of automated production with robots... more »

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