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New UAS regulations expand drone use for agriculture

On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration released the much anticipated new Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drone regulations, also referred to as Part 107. These rules go in effect Aug. 29, and cover a... more »

Farmobile expands data store

Farmobile, a farm data company, has expanded its Minnesota Data Store. Beginning in this year’s harvest season, any Minnesota farmer who automatically collects their Electronic Field Record (EFR) harvest data via a Farmobile PUC (passive uplink connection),... more »

UW researchers work to improve road from farm to market

Consumer demand for regionally produced food is on the rise. But transportation and distribution logistics for mid-size shippers, distributors and farmers can be tricky. These supply chain partners are looking for ways to more efficiently... more »

Fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour set for July 14

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

Research claims fruit packed in corrugated is safer than in RPCs

New scientific research indicates that corrugated packaging keeps fruit fresher and safer than reusable plastic crates (RPCs) and can significantly reduce contamination from transferred microorganisms. The research, conducted by the University of Bologna and initiated... more »

Five things to know about the future of agriculture

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pest counts from field scouting, identifying bugs, checking field records, reviewing soil types,... more »

WSU partners with drone manufacturer for research

DJI, a commercial drone manufacturer, and Washington State University (WSU) will partner on research and use of unmanned aerial systems in precision agriculture. DJI and WSU will jointly develop methods to improve agriculture with unmanned... more »

Study shows it’s possible to strengthen tree support system

Apple growers today want to produce large apples on small trees, with the trees packed as tightly as possible. Such a system can improve efficiency and yields, but has inherent structural problems. Heavy fruit loads,... more »

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