Technology

Renewable energy sources now cheaper than ever

If you’ve looked into a renewable energy source – solar, wind, geothermal or other – as a way to power your farm and decided it was too expensive, you need to look again. The money-saving... more »

Farm Bureau survey: farmers want control of their data

Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released by the American Farm Bureau Federation  (AFBF) shows. Farmers also believe that creating a... more »

Limit exposure by laundering clothing after pesticide applications

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, even for the person handling and washing pesticide-contaminated clothing,” said Clyde Ogg, UNL pesticide safety... more »

United Fresh Innovation Awards finalists announced

United Fresh has selected 49 new products as finalists for the 2016 Produce Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in five categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2016, June... more »

RIMpro technology can help manage apple scab, other pests

If you’d like to manage apple scab and other pests with more precision and can take the time to learn a new method, the RIMpro cloud service might be for you. It’s certainly a significant... more »

Agricultural Marketing Service updates user fees

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published 2016 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products,... more »

Cornell opens solar farm

Cornell University’s new Sutton Road Solar Farm, a 2-megawatt energy facility that will offset nearly 40 percent of the annual electricity demand at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York,... more »

Clemson smartphone apps tackle fruit diseases, pests

Fruit growers can now fight insects and disease from the palm of their hands with technology developed at Clemson University. Clemson University's MyIPM apps are available on on the Apple Store... more »

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