Technology

FieldScout TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter set by Spectrum Technologies

Spectrum Technologies Inc. has extended its product offering with the release of the TDR 250 Economy Soil Moisture Meter. According to a news release, the new model enhances the well-adopted TDR product line, which sets the industry... more »

NRCS offers California producers assistance to improve air quality

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in California make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is being made... more »

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »

John Deere to sell Smart-Apply Intelligent Spray Control System for specialty crops

John Deere has entered into an allied distribution agreement with Smart Guided Systems to sell and support its Smart-Apply Intelligent Control System through the John Deere dealer channel in the U.S., Canada and Australia. According... more »

Senate bill would ensure representation for ag in US drone policies

The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, to ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s chief drone policy committee includes representation for agriculture, forestry, and rural America. According to a... more »

Winner of Round Two of Grow-NY food and ag business competition named

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Nov. 23 that animal science company Soos Technology of Kidron, Israel was named as the $1 million grand prize winner of Round Two of Grow-NY, a global food... more »

Irrigation Association names winners of 2020 New Product Contest

The Fairfax, Virginia-based Irrigation Association announced Nov. 20 the winners of the 2020 New Product Contest. The contest is usually held during the annual Irrigation Show and Education Week, but this year the IA hosted... more »

Several specialty ag-related projects included in USDA grant allocations

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on Nov. 19 awarded over $16 million in FY 2020 grants for 29 projects in the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), Phase II. The USDA-NIFA Small... more »

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Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

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National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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