Technology

ASTA reacts to proposed rule on genetically engineered organisms

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) on Aug. 6 commented on the USDA’s proposed rule regarding the movement of certain genetically engineered organisms. “We commend USDA for working to update its long-standing regulatory system for genetically engineered... more »

Produce, floral innovation linked to new partnership

SVG Ventures and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) have entered a three-year strategic partnership to connect PMA growers with cutting-edge technology. SVG Ventures will lead panel conversations on AgriFood and AgTech at PMA’s annual Fresh Summit... more »

Rantizo drone spraying receives approval in Minnesota, Nebraska

Rantizo received approval for agricultural drone spraying in three more Midwest states this week, bringing the total to five. In addition to Iowa and Wisconsin, Rantizo, based in Iowa City, has now received approval in... more »

Applications open for 2019 AgSharks Competition

Western Growers and S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth) are again partnering to host the 2019 AgSharks Competition, a pitch competition where start-up companies working on agricultural technologies compete for the opportunity to earn a $250,000... more »

P-Pod system could advance storage monitoring of potatoes

For both fresh and processed potato sectors the industry relies on storage for several months. Losses during storage are high, with estimated storage losses of 10% and frequently higher. In Europe, the industry is facing... more »

SoilWeb 2.0 app update released by NRCS, UC Davis

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the University of California at Davis Soil Resource Laboratory have released the iOS and Android SoilWebapp, version 2.0. The app now has a cleaner and more modern interface with... more »

FieldNET Pivot Watch available at US dealers

FieldNET Pivot Watch is now available through Zimmatic dealers in the U.S. and Canada, according to a press release. Albert Maurin, sales and tactical marketing manager at Lindsay, said the device attaches with a simple aluminum... more »

StePac promises to take broccoli packaging “out of the Ice Age”

A packaging product from StePac L.A.  with modified atmosphere/modified humidity packaging (MA/MH) technology aims to change long-haul packing for fresh broccoli and other vegetables traditionally shipped in ice. The company is marketing the product, Xtend Iceless... more »


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