Technology

Winners named in ASABE ag robotics competition

China Agricultural University (CAU) took home top honors in the 2018 ASABE Robotics Student Design Competition, held July 31 in Detroit. CAU teams won in both the advanced and beginner divisions. Among the advanced teams,... more »

AgroFresh debuts FreshCloud platform for monitoring quality

FreshCloud, a data-backed, insights-driven platform for monitoring produce quality through the supply chain, was recently launched by Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions. AgroFresh’s insights and expertise add new technology to predict produce freshness, quality and optimal consumption timing.... more »

JMT US and Macro Plastics launch natural controlled atmosphere shipping bin

JMT US and Macro Plastics are launching new controlled atmosphere equipment for the preservation of fresh commodities. The new product, called JMT CA Bin 730, is... more »

Drones hone precision ag

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as technology advances. Drones have already arrived at farms, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Seventeen percent of all commercial registered drones in 2017... more »

Oregon growers invest in first-ever all-pear line

Diamond Fruit Growers Chairman Scott Halliday unveiled the company’s – and the world’s – first-ever pear line from Unitec on Monday, July 16, at a Hood River, Oregon ceremony. Unitec CEO Angelo Benedetti, who made... more »

Connectivity is key for high-tech farms of the future

The dizzying impact of the digital revolution on many sectors of society – from retail to law enforcement, politics and entertainment – has also altered the picture on California farms. With technology, farmers have found... more »

Jacto makes changes to its sprayer distribution system

Jacto has made a change in its distribution approach for its tractor-mounted sprayers from a two-step distribution system supported by a West Coast domestic warehouse to three direct progressive importer/distributors. Backpack sprayers will continue to... more »

Tri-State UAV Field Day showcases drones on Aug. 27

If you are interested in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, save the date for Aug. 27, 2018. Michigan State University Extension is partnering with Purdue Extension and Ohio State University Extension to present the first Tri-State UAV field meeting at... more »

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