Equipment

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a history driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. Emphasis on having the proper amount of water continues to increase.

Controlled environments growing in popularity

University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.... more

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IFPS launches mobile app for PLU codes

The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) has launched a mobile app to help users from across the supply chain to source PLUs. The lau... more »

Model delivers growers severe weather data specific to farms

Farmers can now learn about the probability of extreme weather events on their farm before the growing season so they can more appropriately plan agri... more »

Macfrut to take field demonstrations to expo center

Macfrut will take the field to Rimini Expo Center to showcase its technology. An area in the pavilions of the Rimini Expo Center will feature a real c... more »

Berkeley Lab awarded $4.6M for agriculture technologies

As advanced as agriculture has become, there remains a pressing need for nondestructive ways to "see" into the soil. The U.S. Department of Energy’s... more »

LettuceBot wins 2017 AE50 award

Blue River Technology's LettuceBot precision lettuce thinning implement was just recognized by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological... more »

SIMBA updates touch screen, software for 2017

New updates to the SIMBA Touch Screen will give users greater control of the ability to monitor pack lines in real-time, know what is in inventory and... more »

New robot has a human touch

Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky and rigid. A Cornell University group has dev... more »

Grant supports Harvest CROO Robotics’ strawberry picker

The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant worth up to $1 million. It is to be administered in two phases to Harvest CROO Robotics, supportin... more »

Nathan Dorn named United Fresh senior tech adviser

Nathan Dorn has joined United Fresh's team as senior technology adviser to help build its education and trade show technology platform, supporting the... more »

Houweling’s settles system suit

Houweling’s  has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against Little Leaf Farms of Devens, Massachusetts. In the lawsuit, Houweling’s alleged ... more »


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