Technology

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 »

Organic growers: Gene-editing dialogue a bad idea

Organic grower groups on Sept. 17 wrote they are strongly opposed to opening a formal dialogue about allowing gene-editing in organic agriculture. A letter from the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), was signed by 79 organic farm... more »

John Deere revamps entire 110-195 hp 6M Series cab tractors for 2020

The John Deere 6M Tractors, one of the company’s most versatile tractor series in the 110-195 hp range, is getting a significant makeover for 2020. The eight cab models of the 6M Tractors will feature... more »

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