Technology

Electric vehicles in agriculture: ‘Now is the time’

Cars electrify, now farm vehicles. The new 215-page IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030" explains. According to a news release, this is a drill-down from the popular report, “Electric Vehicles in Construction,... more »

John Deere brings self-leveling loaders to small tractor lineup

John Deere announced July  7 the launch of its Mechanical Self-Leveling Loader (MSL) option for small tractors. Designed to keep loads level throughout the lift, the new loaders are compatible with John Deere 1E, 1R,... more »

Updates on soil moisture-based irrigation for orchards

Now is the time to consider the use of soil moisture sensors in orchards to provide guidance for irrigation scheduling. Installation and monitoring of the data produced are simple procedures and can provide excellent benefits... more »

UC ANR to work with growers to apply artificial intelligence technologies in the field

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will receive $865,000 to help farmers in the Colorado River basin and the Salinas Valley integrate digital tools and artificial intelligence into their growing systems. The funds are part of... more »

Precision ag technologies’ benefit to environmental conservation explored

Representatives from Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) are looking to replicate the success of others around the country who have built partnerships merging precision agriculture and environmental conservation. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

John Deere enhances integrated AutoTrac guidance for 5R, 6M Tractors

John Deere announced June 8 it has enhanced the integrated technology of its new 5R and 6M Utility Tractors to give customers an easy, cost-effective way to view AutoTrac Automated Guidance System information without having... more »

Munckhof launches labor-saving tree Shaker for commercially farmed fruit

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators has redesigned its tree shaker solution for harvesting fruit, nuts and olives for the food industry quickly and efficiently. According to a news release, using this harvesting machinery, two to three... more »

Toro launches clog-resistant drip tape

Toro is redefining clog resistance with their latest advancement in precision irrigation, Toro Aqua-Traxx Azul drip tape. This  new product from Toro’s agricultural business gives growers the same performance they have come to expect from... more »


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