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Trimble creates new agriculture business group

Trimble has established a business solutions group within its agriculture division. The Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration across their business and data solutions. The Agriculture Busin... more


Photo: Nelson Irrigation

Empire Farm Days’ sprinker demos to highlight irrigation options

Live sprinkler demonstrations at the Empire Farm Days, Aug. 9-11, will highlight irrigation options for all types of fruit, berry, vegetable and crop producers. The demonstrations are part of the outdoor agricultural show hosted on 300 acres at Rod... more


Bella Verdi expands into new Texas greenhouse

Bella Verdi has opened a new 20,000 square foot green house facility located near Austin, Texas. The new facility will increase production of the company’s living and specialty lettuces as well as other leafy greens. Founded in 2003, Bella Verdi... more


Wish Farms contributes $100,000 to Center for Produce Safety

Wish Farms has committed to a donation of $100,000 to the Center for Produce Safety (CPS). The CPS research campaign focuses on prevention of foodborne illnesses and disease outbreaks in the produce industry. The goal is to narrow and potentially c... more


Agriculture Business Solutions group formed by Trimble

Business Solutions group within its Agriculture Division to support the more complex needs of agricultural leaders. According to a news release, the Trimble Agriculture Business Solutions group will provide customers with technology integration ac... more


Spread of stink bugs updated at meeting

  The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Working Group Meeting was organized as a conference with presentations—however, as a working group, scientists frequently conversed and discussed topics during and after updates. Below, we give highlights an... more


Dr. Oscar Liburd conducts research on the management of thrips in blueberries.

New method could quash squash pests

Florida grows more zucchini squash than anywhere else in America – to the tune of $70 million a year. To help improve production, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers are developing a method to keep squash p... more


Strawberry forecasting feature photos for the 2010 IFAS Annual Research Report.  UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Web tool saves money for strawberry growers in several states

A UF/IFAS-developed web tool – which has been shown to save Florida strawberry growers $1.7 million a year – is now being used in several other states, including Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina and California. Florida’s strawberry crop is ... more


Members of the first place team in the Apps for Ag hackathon, GivingGarden, (from left) Scott Kirkland, Josh Livni, Deema Tamimi and John Knoll. Photo: UC ANR

UC ANR names Apps for Ag hackathon winners

A gardening and produce-sharing app took top prize in the Apps for Ag hackathon, after contestants pitched judges at the California State Fair in Sacramento on July 17. The first place team, GivingGarden, took home $7,500 in prize money, custom rodeo... more


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New regulations expand drone use for agriculture

On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration released the much anticipated new Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drone regulations, also referred to as Part 107. These rules go in effect Aug. 29, and cover a broad spectrum of commercial uses for dr... more



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