Technology

AgSharks’ competition offers investment for ag tech startups

Western Growers (WG) has partnered with S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) to host the 2018 AgSharks Competition, a challenge where start-up companies can compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital to support the... more »

Rice Fruit Co. walking on sunshine with new solar array

Rice Fruit Co., a Pennsylvania packer of fresh apples and stone fruit, recently installed a new photovoltaic solar array at their facility in Gardners, Penn. The project was the result of a collaborative partnership with Direct... more »

Gimbaled Quad Sensor helps makes strides for Sentera

Sentera's Quad sensor is now available in an integrated gimbal-stabilized package for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones. Featuring four fully-customizable and individually-filtered focal plane arrays, the Quad sets the standard for data accuracy and ease-of-use.... more »

Worker Protection Standard respirator rules updated

Starting in January, growers needed to be compliant with three additional requirements for the updated Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The new requirements have generated a substantial number of questions from all types of agricultural businesses.... more »

Winners named in ASABE ag robotics competition

China Agricultural University (CAU) took home top honors in the 2018 ASABE Robotics Student Design Competition, held July 31 in Detroit. CAU teams won in both the advanced and beginner divisions. Among the advanced teams,... more »

AgroFresh debuts FreshCloud platform for monitoring quality

FreshCloud, a data-backed, insights-driven platform for monitoring produce quality through the supply chain, was recently launched by Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions. AgroFresh’s insights and expertise add new technology to predict produce freshness, quality and optimal consumption timing.... more »

JMT US and Macro Plastics launch natural controlled atmosphere shipping bin

JMT US and Macro Plastics are launching new controlled atmosphere equipment for the preservation of fresh commodities. The new product, called JMT CA Bin 730, is... more »

Drones hone precision ag

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as technology advances. Drones have already arrived at farms, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Seventeen percent of all commercial registered drones in 2017... more »


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