Technology

Use of artificial intelligence for crop health supported by grant

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »

Sentera updates its Mavic 2 Pro with Double 4K drone sensor

Sentera announced Dec. 4 the availability of its Double 4K precision agriculture sensor on DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. According to a news release, his offering provides Double 4K quality at entry-level pricing, expanding data... more »

Investment, need drive in-soil strawberry harvester

Investment, a groundbreaking “commercialized” strawberry harvest and swelling grower interest add up to a good year for Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT). The Davis, California-based company’s T-6 robotic strawberry harvester is one of just a handful... more »

NASA awards UbiQD pact for ‘Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions’

UbiQD Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced Dec. 2 that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 24-month... more »

Accurate spray targeting in strawberry fields helped by new app

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »

Satellite monitoring of crops researched

While drones equipped with high-resolution cameras are well suited for observing plant development from far above, satellites could be the next leap ahead for farmers seeking to monitor their crops over large or scattered plots.... more »

North Carolina State, USDA-ARS lead sustainability of ag effort

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to North Carolina State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service to lead a nationwide research effort to improve the sustainability of agriculture, while tackling the grand... more »

Grow-NY business competition honors RealEats, Dropcopter, others

Empire State Development and Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement has named RealEats America the $1 million grand prize winner of its inaugural Grow-NY business competition, an innovation and technology startup challenge focused on... more »


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