Technology

Monte Package earns Primus certification

Monte Package Co. now has its nationwide distribution network 100 percent Primus certified for packaging and supply storage and distribution. The company had each of its three facilities, located in Michigan and Florida, certified through Primus’ 14.09... more »

Idaho university developing yield estimation system

Northwest Nazarene University’s Department of Engineering received a $90,400 grant from the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) to develop Fruit Count App (FCA), a fruit crop yield estimation system. This is the third ISDA... more »

USDA awards $55,000 to ag-tech business incubator

USDA has signed a grant agreement to provide the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator (GLATBI) with $55,000 to enhance their marketing, outreach, and training efforts. The GLATBI, located in Ottawa County, Michigan, serves entrepreneurs, farmers, and... more »

Oregon Drone Rodeo to showcase UAS technology

The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo Aug. 18-19, in Pendleton, Oregon. The two-day event will feature real-world Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) crop survey flight demos and post-flight data analysis presentations... more »

Abundant Robotics to automate orchard harvests

SRI International has launched Abundant Robotics, an agriculture technology company focused on helping make foods such as apples and other tree fruits more accessible. Abundant Robotics will commercialize and build on research initiatives in agricultural... more »

Solid-set canopy delivery system on track

If a solid-set canopy delivery system proves to be an efficient way to apply chemicals and other crop control measures, researchers are confident tree fruit growers would benefit immensely through reduced application costs and significant... more »

Facilities use less energy, improve efficiency

The more apples you grow and pack, the more storage you need. If that storage is energy-efficient and improves the quality of your apples, so much the better. Here are two examples of growers who... more »

Produce-sharing app wins Apps for Ag hackathon

A gardening and produce-sharing app took top prize in the Apps for Ag hackathon, after contestants pitched judges at the California State Fair in Sacramento on July 17. The first place team, GivingGarden, took home... more »

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