Technology

$250,000 in AgSharks pitch competition set as applications open

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are now accepting applications for the 2021 AgSharks Competition, an event where start-up companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers... more »

Picking the way to a better asparagus future with robotic harvesting

A robotic asparagus harvester project led by growers and supported by the government is set to reinvigorate the New Zealand asparagus industry by alleviating ongoing labor challenges. The New Zealand Asparagus Council (NZAC) and Tauranga-based Robotics Plus will work... more »

Multifunctional robot for tomato harvesting introduced

The Certhon Harvest Robot is a multifunctional robot that detects, cuts and transports tomatoes to boxes all by itself. The deep-learning technology will make the robot smarter with each harvest. According to a news release,... more »

Customized solar solutions for agriculture offered by Valley Irrigation

Omaha, Nebraska-based Valley Irrigation announced Sept. 2 the expansion of its solar solutions into the United States. “Solar energy is the key to maximizing efficiency and sustainability,”  Darren Siekman, vice president of water delivery and... more »

Agtech startup Fieldin completes $30M Series B funding

American-Israeli agtech startup Fieldin has completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Fortissimo Capital, with the participation of Zeev Ventures, ICON Accelerator, Luxembourg-based Maor Investments and Akkadian ventures. Series B funders join early-stage investors Terra... more »

Using satellite images to measure impact of longer growing season

Washington State University researchers will scour more than 20 years of imagery to learn whether the farming technique of double cropping is increasing in the state. Using a $100,000 grant from the NASA Jet Propulsion... more »

$27M secured by Carbon Robotics for its autonomous field weeders

Carbon Robotics, an agriculture robotics company, announced Sept. 1 it secured $27 million in Series B financing from Anthos Capital, Ignition Partners, Fuse Venture Capital, Voyager Capital, Bolt and Liquid2 Ventures to accelerate the company's... more »

Massey Ferguson 8S tractor introduced by AGCO Corp.

AGCO Corp., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural machinery and precision ag technology, has announced a new era of farmer-focused technology and straightforward dependability with the North American availability of the Massey Ferguson 8S... more »

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