Drone industry launches into specialty agriculture market

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as drone technology advances.

Seventeen percent of all commercial registered drones in 2017 were used for agriculture.

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Hydroponic vegetable growing works in Ohio

Lois Smucker of Smucker Farms in Orrville, Ohio. Lois and her husband, Glen, have a 30-foot by 124-foot greenhouse and grow hydroponic, cool-season vegetables year-round.

The Smuckers recently shared their experiences at a Hydroponic Greenhouse Workshop at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural and Research Development Center at Wooster, Ohio.

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Key Technology ‘s VERYX sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces VERYX digital sorters for fresh-cut leafy greens. VERYX calls itse... more »

Sentera expands use of Gimbaled Quad Sensor

Sentera's Quad sensor is now available in an integrated gimbal-stabilized package for DJI Inspire and Matrice drones. Featuring four fully-customizabl... more »

Deere adds to frontier tillage and feeding lineup 

John Deere bolsters its lineup of Frontier equipment with the addition of several implements including cultipackers, three-point shank rippers and ove... more »

AgroFresh launches FreshCloud platform

Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions recently launched FreshCloud, a data-backed, insights-driven platform for monitoring produce quality through th... more »

Natural controlled-atmosphere nesting bins debuts

Following years of collaborative research and development, JMT US and Macro Plastics are proud to launch, in the USA, a new controlled atmosphere ... more »

University of California touts entrepreneurship network

The dizzying impact of the digital revolution on many sectors of society – from retail to law enforcement, politics and entertainment – has also a... more »

Jacto changes approach to its sprayer distribution system

Jacto has made a change in its distribution approach for its tractor-mounted sprayers from a two-step distribution system supported by a West Coast do... more »

Drone technology in ag a focus of Tri-State UAV event

If you are interested in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, save the date for Aug. 27, 2018. Michigan State University Extension is partneri... more »

Food chain technologies help reduce waste

According to a report from IQ by Intel, food cold chain technologies such as computer vision, artificial intelligence and data analysis are tracking f... more »

Ganaz, GroGuru gets seed funds to develop labor-saving automation

Answering the call to help solve agriculture’s severe labor shortage, Western Growers and Radicle Growth have awarded Ganaz and GroGuru each with $2... more »

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