Technology

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 »

Agrow Award for Innovation goes to Bee Vectoring Technologies

Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc. (the “Company” or “BVT”) (TSXV: BEE) (OTCQB: BEVVF) on Nov. 13 announced a win for the company – and for growers everywhere. BVT has been recognized in this year’s Agrow Award for... more »

$500,000 in seed funding goes to bioplastics startup mobius at AgTech event

Mobius pbc, an early-stage company that creates waste-based biodegradable polymers to promote sustainable agriculture, won the grand prize of a $500,000 equity investment at Western Growers’ 2019 AgSharks Competition Nov. 12. The pitch competition is... more »

Southwest Florida growers to get a peak at latest research

WHO: Southwest Florida farmers and the public will see and hear about the latest scientific discoveries and ongoing research at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. WHAT: Come to the University of Florida Institute of Food and... more »

FAA Drone Policy Board representation sought for ag, forestry, rural sectors

U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-Michigan, introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s chief drone policy committee includes representation for agriculture, forestry and rural America. The Drone Advisory Committee for the 21st  Century Act,... more »

6X sensor launched by Sentera features better spatial resolution

Sentera has launched the 6X, the highest-performing, most powerful sensor in its class. 6X delivers the data and processing necessary to meet a wide range of customer requirements, from broad acre, specialty and permanent crop... more »


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