Technology

Nursery automation focus of new effort led by University of Tennessee

Over the next year, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will lead a team of scientists from six partnering institutions to help nursery growers transition to labor-saving automation and related technologies. According to a... more »

Automated harvesters power up for strawberries

Automated strawberry harvests are taking place in select fields of California and Florida, as the robots become more commercial and less experimental. The California Polytechnical University’s Strawberry Center in late August conducted a virtual field... more »

Measuring crop evapotranspiration using sensors, drones, AI viewed

The sight of sprinklers running on a rainy day is not uncommon in Florida. The same goes for seeing landscapes scorched by the sun during one of Florida’s sweltering days when irrigation schedules were left... more »

Co-robotic harvest-aid platforms topic of free webinar

Washington State University and Oregon State University will hold a webinar on how co-robotic harvest-aid platforms can increase harvesting speed. The free zoom webinar will be held Oct. 15 at 10 a.m Pacific Time. It will... more »

New AI technology ‘Agroview’ named UF Invention of the Year

Yiannis Ampatzidis and his research team combined their collective minds to find the artificial intelligence technology to best help farmers save money and better care for their crops. Out of that process, they invented a... more »

Compac details service to European customers during COVID-19

Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, and its partners ICOEL and Sardas were confronted with unique challenges, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit just as they were preparing to ship and install three turnkey cherry... more »

Upcoming agtech webinar focuses on artificial intelligence to help growers

GeoVisual Analytics’ technology focuses on big data analytics to improve intelligence across the farm. General Manager Charles McGregor is joining Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Director Dennis Donohue this Thursday, Sept. 17,... more »

Dynamic Systems releases low-cost SIMBA Lite for produce packers/shippers

Dynamic Systems Inc., a Bellevue, Washington software developer specializing in Traceability and Inventory Systems for Fresh Food, has launched a new low cost version of their SIMBA system designed to give smaller produce growers/packers/ shippers... more »

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