Technology

CHS Foundation awards grants for precision agriculture research

The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., has awarded six grants totaling $829,000 to support development, education and sustainable benefits of precision agriculture. The CHS Foundation supports agricultural and energy-related projects at... more »

Biobest, PATS partnership gives growers access to scouting tool

Thanks to an alliance with technology company PATS, Biobest's portfolio of IPM solutions has gained a scouting tool. As of May 16, growers can take advantage of PATS-C, a system that detects real-time flying pests,... more »

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Mark Boyer, the former chair of the U.S. Apple Association board of directors, constantly seeks efficient and accurate ways of producing a profitable apple crop. Boyer is the second-generation owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a grower-packer-... more »

UGA-Griffin breaks ground on site to showcase new irrigation technologies

Industry professionals, homeowners and researchers will soon be able to get a firsthand look at new irrigation technologies in action at a demonstration irrigation site being constructed on the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus. On March... more »

IFPA Fresh Field Catalyst names winners

International Fresh Produce Association has announced 12 winners of the Fresh Field Catalyst program. The winning companies will be invited to take part in an immersion week to take place May 9-13, where they will... more »

John Deere forms joint venture with GUSS Automation

Deere & Co. has formed a joint venture with GUSS Automation LLC, in Kingsburg, California. GUSS (Global Unmanned Spray System) is a pioneer in semi-autonomous orchard and vineyard sprayers. High-value crops (HVCs), such as orchards... more »

FIRA launches US edition in Fresno, California

World FIRA, the leading event in ag robotics, will launch FIRA USA in Fresno, California, Oct. 18-20, to provide autonomous systems and robots to California and North American growers. Jointly organized by the Global Organization... more »

New KestrelMet Weather Station available for 2022 season

A new tool available for the 2022 season, the KestrelMet 6000 AG Weather Station, provides farmers with a simple, cost-effective way to manage risk, create management timelines and achieve better irrigation efficiency. “The KestrelMet 6000... more »

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