Equipment

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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Packing equipment showcased in Milwaukee showroom

Produce packaging equipment is showcased in a new showroom in the Milwaukee area. Paxiom is the global sales and service division for industry lea... more »

Drone industry launches into specialty agriculture market

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as drone technology advances. Drones have already arrived at farms, according... more »

Forum to highlight satellite, GPS tech

Green Field Ag co-owner Matt Liskai will speak June 21 on how farmers are changing the way they manage crops through precision agriculture. The eve... more »

Hydroponic vegetable growing works in Ohio

There’s a learning curve to growing hydroponic vegetables, but teaching your customers is as important. “Inviting our chefs and other customers... more »

Sonoco partners with agricultural company Harvest CROO Robotics

Hartsville, South Carolina-based Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global packaging company, has become a joint development partner and investor in the... more »

Tanimura & Antle’s PlantTape earns PMA’s excellence honor

Tanimura & Antle’s PlantTape automated transplanting system has been awarded the second annual Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Awa... more »

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements... more »

California program to help farmers upgrade equipment, cut pollution

Funds will soon be available to expedite purchase and use of cleaner agricultural equipment to help farmers reduce their exposure to harmful diesel ex... more »

Thrive Agritech, LED horticulture firm, gets $2 million in capital

Thrive Agritech, a technology company focused on  innovations in LED horticulture lighting (“Thrive”), has received an additional $2 million in e... more »

Twin Disc introduces remote-controlled PTO

Twin Disc, global leader in industrial power take-offs, expands its lineup with the remote-controlled RC211 and RC311. With a new design, they're virt... more »


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