Technology

List of states approved for agriculture drone spraying continues to grow

This week Rantizo, an agtech drone spraying startup, added five more states to its list of eligible operations. With the latest approvals, the Rantizo footprint has grown beyond the Midwest, spanning into eastern and southern... more »

Wish Farms set to reveal consumer focused technology

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has always prided itself on being an innovator in the produce industry. Continuing that tradition, they are pleased to announce a preview... more »

Valley Irrigation uses AI to detect crop health, irrigation concerns

Valley Irrigation, a leader in precision irrigation, is gaining traction with the initial launch of Valley Insights service. Through the partnership between Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced in February 2019, the Valley Insights limited release... more »

A&L Canada Laboratories hires strategy & business development manager for precision ag

London, Ontario’s A&L Canada Laboratories recently hired Brandon Yott as a strategy and business development manager of precision agriculture technologies. Yott will work with the precision agriculture... more »

Phytelligence reportedly shutting down

Cultivar propagation company Phytelligence is reportedly shutting down after a federal judge sided with Washington State University in a long legal dispute over growing Cosmic Crisp trees. Seattle-based journalist James Thorne was the first to... more »

Drone workshops set for agricultural professionals in Michigan

Thanks to a grant from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, RS&GIS and the Bruno Basso Lab, a series of free drone workshops will be offered in 2019 for agricultural professionals across Michigan. Each of the 1.5 to two-day workshops will... more »

Sentera partners with Crop Risk Services with remote sensing technology

Sentera announced an expanded partnership with Crop Risk Services (CRS), an AIG company and a leading primary crop insurance managing general agent. The partnership will provide CRS adjusters, agents and customers with precise, efficient aerial... more »

New tool calculates beekeepers’ overwintering odds and bottom line

A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honeybee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will... more »


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