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Cornell’s precision viticulture research – from soil to canopy

Researchers at Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science are addressing vineyard variability challenges with new digital agriculture solutions. They are bringing engineers into the vineyard to develop and test various soil, canopy and crop... more »

SafePods offer peek into what’s going on in CA rooms

Storage Control Systems’ SafePods will be hitting several milestones this fall as apple growers fill controlled-atmosphere rooms: 10 million bushels will have been stored using the system, and the number of units will break the... more »

Guardian Ag, Wilbur-Ellis partner to bring autonomous aircrafts to growers

Guardian Agriculture, the developer of the first fully autonomous crop protection aircraft system, has secured a multi-million-dollar partnership with Wilbur-Ellis, a marketer, distributor and manufacturer of agriculture products, specialty chemicals and animal feed. The partnership... more »

USDA adds specialty crops to market news app

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added specialty crops to the USDA Market News App 2.0 update. The free app gives producers and others in the supply chain instant access to market information about conventional... more »

FarmSense to release 1,000 pest control FlightSensor units in California

Agtech startup FarmSense is releasing 1,000 of its FlightSensor units in a limited product launch of the award-winning real-time pest monitoring and identification device. The units will be distributed to select commercial pest advisors, farm... more »

Digicrop views precision agriculture, robotics

Robotics and other technologies designed to benefit agriculture were at the forefront of Digicrop, the International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production. The virtual March 28-30 conference assembled researchers from a variety of... more »

Edible coating extends shelf life of fresh produce

A new edible coating, NatuWrap, extends the shelf life of fresh produce, cutting down on food waste. NatuWrap keeps moisture in and oxygen and unwanted micro-organisms out, according to a news release, providing value to... more »

Wilbur-Ellis sets climate change goals for social responsibility program

Wilbur-Ellis announced May 23 climate change goals to support Environmental Stewardship, a key part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility program. The goals are aimed at reducing carbon emissions and increasing the use of renewable... more »

SAVRpak extends shelf life of berries, grapes during trials

SAVRpak has released a new moisture-control technology that extends the shelf life of fresh produce by up to three times, trials have shown. The Drop-In technology is a chemical-free, biodegradable pouch that is placed in... more »

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 »

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