AI

Researchers study AI for thinning, pruning automation

Researchers are examining ways AI can help improve orchard thinning and pruning. Oregon State University (OSU) and Washington State University scientists with AI, mechanical engineering and computer science expertise are also considering how the tech... more »

IFPA State of the Industry talk focuses on AI, consumer, workforce trends

Citing a host of challenges facing the global fresh produce and floral community, International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) head emphasized action and advocacy as the vehicles through which the organization and its members will overcome... more »

FIRA USA sets ag robotics, demos for conference

After the successful first edition of FIRA USA in Fresno last year, 2,000 participants and ag leaders will gather at the Salinas Sports Complex from Sep. 19-21 for a global event on ag robotic solutions... more »

Purdue wins climate-smart agriculture and forestry grant

Purdue University has received a grant to help fight climate change in agriculture. The university won a five-year, $500,000 grant to play an education and workforce development role in the new $20 million AI Institute... more »

Deere 2023 startup collaborators released

The names of the ag tech companies chosen for Deere & Co.’s 2023 Startup Collaborator program have been released. The program helps John Deere improve precision technology in its agriculture and construction equipment. “This year’s... more »

Autonomous tractors startup sees investment

Sabanto, a hardware and software company developing autonomous capabilities in tractors, is the first investment from Cooperative Ventures, a venture capital fund formed by North American farm cooperatives. Founded in 2018, Sabanto is deploying fully-autonomous... more »

AI partnership helps reduce greenhouse labor issues

Blue Radix, a company specializing in autonomous growing, is partnering with Microsoft to use artificial intelligence to help reduce the scarcity of greenhouse labor and crop expertise. Greenhouses around the world are facing a unique... more »

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