technology

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »

MapMyApple offers orchard organization, problem diagnosis

Commercial orchards are often a patchwork quilt – blocks with different cultivars, planted in different years. Varieties have different schedules with various bloom times and harvest times. A disorganized grower risks getting lost in all... more »

Smart soil sensor technology launched

Teralytic, a manufacturer of wireless soil sensors has implemented  Semtech LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) in its wireless sensor to detect nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (NPK) levels in soil to help farmers... more »

Penn State workshop to focus on precision farming benefits

Penn State Extension will host a workshop on March 19 focusing on cost savings strategies and the yield benefits of precision farming agriculture. See event details below: What: Ag Profitability; Get Familiar with the Latest... more »

Learn grafting techniques with USDA at Empire Farm Days

Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Plant Genetic Resources Unit will demonstrate grafting techniques at the 2016 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, New York. Grafting techniques used with apple... more »

New York supports food processing tech with $600,000 in funding

New York State Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-54th Dist., announced $600,000 in state funds to bring a new food processing technology to Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York. The Hiperbaric 55, which... more »

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