Technology

Bioplastics startup mobius wins $500,000 in seed funding at ag tech pitch event

Mobius pbc, an early-stage company that creates waste-based biodegradable polymers to promote sustainable agriculture, won the grand prize of a $500,000 equity investment at Western Growers’ 2019 AgSharks Competition Nov. 12. The pitch competition is... more »

Research demos, including drones, on tap at SW Florida open house

WHO: Southwest Florida farmers and the public will see and hear about the latest scientific discoveries and ongoing research at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. WHAT: Come to the University of Florida Institute of Food and... more »

Representation sought for ag, forestry, rural sectors on FAA’s Drone Policy Board

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s chief drone policy committee includes representation for agriculture, forestry and rural America. The Drone Advisory Committee for the 21st  Century Act,... more »

Sentera introduces 6X Sensor: Multispectral, RGB and onboard analytics

Sentera has launched the 6X, the highest-performing, most powerful sensor in its class. 6X delivers the data and processing necessary to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from broad acre, specialty, and permanent crop... more »

CES Innovation Awards honors John Deere in tech category

John Deere (NYSE: DE) is being honored in the Tech for a Better World category of the 2020 CES Innovation Awards, which recognize outstanding product design and engineering in consumer technology products. Deere is an... more »

Engineering shop coming to Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center

A new agricultural engineering shop at Penn State's Fruit Research and Extension Center will, when completed, enhance research capabilities that ultimately will benefit growers, according to the center's director and one researcher who will use... more »

John Deere, CLAAS, CNH Industrial and 365FarmNet form DataConnect

Farmers and contractors operating fleets of machinery from different brands will in the near future be able to securely exchange and view machine data through a common interface called DataConnect. In addition, they will be... more »

Investment, need drive in-soil strawberry harvester

Investment, a groundbreaking “commercialized” strawberry harvest and swelling grower interest add up to a good year for Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT). The Davis, California-based company’s T-6 robotic strawberry harvester is one of just a handful... more »


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