Equipment

Could robots replace honeybees as pollinators?

The world’s honeybee population is in a steep decline that science has, so far, been unable to reverse. Some scientists are working on solutions to the culprits — diseases, pests, bee forage avail... more

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.

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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 »

Nanostructured biosensors detect pesticides in soil

When does too much of a good thing become a bad thing? That’s the question Jonathan Claussen, assistant professor at Iowa State University’s Depar... more »

Western Growers seeks startups for $30,000 scholarship

The application period for Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship program pro... more »

Preparing sprayers for storage can help avoid problems in spring

Growers — extra care for your sprayer now can save time and money later. So says Erdal Ozkan, an engineer and spray technology expert with the Co... more »

Hurricane Matthew disrupts North Carolina strawberry planting

I have been talking this morning with several very large producers in Eastern NC, and the decision they’ve made is to “hold up” on punching plan... more »


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