Technology

Ag drone company surveys farmers on needs

Scientific Cal Ag has engineered a drone that flies, land and drive to conduct further analysis (ground truthing), meant to reduce the costs associated with hiring crop specialists. Photo: Scientific Cal... more »

Rural broadband access key to agriculture continuing to grow in Georgia

Georgia farmers have technological advancements at their fingertips but many are not able to use them to their fullest extent due to the lack of broadband internet access, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension... more »

Onset to partner with NEWA’s Weather and Disease Modeling Platform 

Onset, a manufacturer of data loggers, will partner with the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) to provide growers using HOBO weather stations access to NEWA disease- and pest-forecasting data. NEWA is part of... more »

Western Growers launches AgTech Innovation Directory

Western Growers has officially launched an interactive directory that acts as a marketplace for agricultural technology (agtech) startups. Found at https://www.agtechpages.com, the Western Growers AgTech Innovation Directory allows users to identify, research and connect with... more »

Lights, steam tackle strawberry disease

A machine that can be programmed to traverse through fields shines a light to help prevent powdery mildew from causing damage to strawberries. Natalia Peres, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida... more »

Robotic frost protection in orchards pursued at Penn State

A system that helps tree-fruit growers avoid frost damage to their crops by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground-based robots, could be on the horizon, thanks to Penn State University researchers, supported by funding... more »

Sentera adds brushless gimbal for drone scouting

Sentera is now offering miniature high-speed brushless gimbal for use with its drone scouting equipment. The gimbal is customized for Sentera Single sensors mounted on DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 equipment. The gimbal boosts acres-per-hour... more »

T&G Global claims ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’

T&G Global is claiming the ‘world’s first commercial robotic apple harvest’ in a post on the company website. The harvest at T&G’s “home operations” in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay orchards comes four years after working... more »


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