Technology

Brandt announces plan to create more than 1,000 new jobs

The Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to make a major investment in staffing and will hire more than 1,000 new employees by the end of 2021. The new positions will span the company's... more »

Semios acquires data mediation company Centricity

Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced June 21 it has acquired Centricity, developers of a suite of field data collection applications including ApRecs, a market-leading solution for agri-businesses. ApRecs allows growers to make better process... more »

UC Davis, advanced.farm check new cultivars for robotic strawberry harvest

University of California, Davis, has plans in place to put together a test agreement with advanced.farm to trial strawberry cultivars with robotic harvesting this fall. The cultivars put into the trial will be a combination... more »

Ideanomics acquires US EV tractor maker Solectrac

Ideanomics announced June 14 it has fully acquired Solectrac Inc., a California-based manufacturer and distributor of premium zero-emission electric tractors that use clean renewable sources of energy, furthering the mission to reduce commercial fleet greenhouse gas emissions.... more »

AgTech company Semios acquires Altrac to deliver more value to growers 

Vancouver, Canada-based Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced June 8 it has acquired Altrac, developers of an agriculture automation platform enabling farmers to monitor and control important agricultural systems required to produce high-value... more »

Kuhn Krause Gladiator 1210 with ST-Pro II row units introduced

Kuhn North America Inc. has introduced the ST-PRO II strip-till row unit with features aimed at improving the performance and user comfort of the industry leading Kuhn Krause Gladiator. According to a news release, the... more »

New CEO announced for TOMRA Systems ASA

Norway-headquartered global sustainable technology company TOMRA Systems ASA has said current president and CEO, Stefan Ranstrand, will be replaced by Tove Andersen by Nov. 1 this year at the latest. Tove joins TOMRA Systems ASA... more »

An agricultural robot Slopehelper challenges steep vineyards and orchards

Producing food can be an uphill struggle, in every sense of the word. With myriad challenges from labour sourcing to environmental concerns and margin pressure, today’s farmers welcome every innovation that can help them get... more »

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