Technology

Fieldin raises $30M Series B to make commercial farms autonomous

American-Israeli agtech startup Fieldin has completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Fortissimo Capital, with the participation of Zeev Ventures, ICON Accelerator, Luxembourg-based Maor Investments and Akkadian ventures. Series B funders join early-stage investors... more »

Carbon Robotics secures $27M for its autonomous field weeders

Carbon Robotics, an agriculture robotics company, announced Sept. 1 it secured $27 million in Series B financing from Anthos Capital, Ignition Partners, Fuse Venture Capital, Voyager Capital, Bolt and Liquid2 Ventures to accelerate the company's... more »

Massey Ferguson introduces 8S Tractor ‘designed for comfort’

AGCO Corp., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, has announced a new era of farmer-focused technology and straightforward dependability with the North American availability of the Massey Ferguson 8S... more »

Semios acquires Agworld to form independent global partnership

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced Aug. 24 that it is acquiring Agworld, a data-driven farm management platform, to deliver more benefits to growers around the globe. Together, Semios... more »

John Deere offers 16.5-inch-wide tracks for 8RX Four-Track Tractors

John Deere has expanded its track offerings for 8RX Four-Track Tractors to better meet producer needs by including optional 16.5-inch-wide tracks for both front and rear. The new, narrower tracks fit... more »

Vive Crop Protection wins ‘Crop Protection Solution of the Year’ Award

Vive Crop Protection announced Aug. 18 that it has been selected as winner of the “Crop Protection Solution of the Year” award in the 2021 AgTech Breakthrough Awards. These awards are conducted by AgTech Breakthrough,... more »

Facial recognition AI helps save multibillion dollar grape crop

New technology, using robotics and AI, is supercharging efforts to protect grape crops and will soon be available to researchers nationwide working on a wide array of plant and animal research. Biologist Lance Cadle-Davidson, an adjunct... more »

Berry company Driscoll’s installs solar at Santa Maria cooling facility

Driscoll’s has installed 3,384 solar panels on its 155,000 square-foot cooling facility in Santa Maria, California, which is estimated to generate 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of power annually. In addition to solar power, Driscoll’s has installed... more »

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