Engineering Research Center to develop the Internet of Things for precision ag

Purdue University will be a partner in a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center created to develop advanced agricultural technologies to address food, energy and water security challenges. With a five-year, $26 million grant,... more »

UPL opens global research and development hub in North Carolina

UPL Ltd. announced Aug. 10 the opening of a new, state-of-the-art research and development hub in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA. The OpenAg Center, located in the Alexandria Center for AgTech – Research Triangle at 5... more »

Deere adds material handling equipment, compact sprayers to Frontier lineup

John Deere expands its lineup of versatile Frontier equipment with the addition of new loader carrier adapters, pallet fork grapples and tractor-mounted sprayers. According to a news release, Frontier Loader Carrier Adapters are ideal for... more »

Western Growers AgTech Center secures first international partner

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a California-based incubator dedicated to accelerating the development of agricultural technologies, announced July 30 the government of Canada as its first international partner. “As our technology center... more »

Zettler to join Cultiva board of directors

Cultiva LLC (, a provider of food-grade biofilms used in agricultural markets, announces the appointment of agri-business start-up leader and consultant, Mark Zettler to the company’s Board of Directors. ... more »

Spinout signs agreement with Bosch to further development of harvesting robots

Fieldwork Robotics, a University of Plymouth (United Kingdom) spinout company, has signed an agreement with international electronics giant Robert Bosch Ltd to speed development of its robot crop-harvesting technology. The collaboration will see engineers from... more »

Pace International launches new website

Pace International, a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies for the fresh produce industry, is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. The new portal,, debuts a host of fresh... more »

PMA Takes on Tech Podcast seeks to turn tech talk to industry action

Produce Marketing Association has released the third episode of the PMA Takes on Tech Podcast and the fourth is slotted to drop this week. The podcast series, hosted by Vonnie Estes, vice president of technology... more »

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