Technology

Tool predicts bee colony odds at overwintering

A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honeybee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will... more »

Organic growers oppose gene-editing dialogue

Organic grower groups on Sept. 17 wrote to federal officials to voice their unified opposition to a formal dialogue about allowing gene-editing in organic agriculture. A letter from the Organic Farmers Association (OFA), was signed by... more »

John Deere’s expanded tractor lineup focuses on diversified producers

The John Deere 6M Tractors, one of the company’s most versatile tractor series in the 110-195 hp range, is getting a significant makeover for 2020. The eight cab models of the 6M Tractors will feature... more »

Bejo Zaden, Signify utilize Philips Green Power LED lighting

Signify, a lighting company, has partnered with seed innovator Bejo Zaden to accelerate breeding of more seed varieties through a new vertical farm approach to cultivation. In the facility, a large climate-controlled room is equipped... more »

Integrated CBD sets hemp farming standards with irrigation system

Integrated CBD, an institutional scale and quality supply chain leader for hemp-derived CBD, has completed installation of plant-based sensor technology, powered by ag-tech company Phytech, on its approximately 10,000 acre industrial hemp farm in Yuma... more »

Global food and ag business finalists set for Grow-NY $3M competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement have announced the inaugural 18 finalists for Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge focused on enhancing the emerging food, beverage and... more »

Growers on the ground helped by cloud based software

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Demonstration farm introduced by Michigan AgrAbility

Michigan AgrAbility has partnered with Holland area farmer Doug Ver Hoeven in establishing a demonstration farm where farmers can see and try a variety of assistive technology tools and equipment before investing in aides that... more »


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