Technology

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Locati Farms, a Walla Walla, Washington, sweet onion grower, adapts to challenges by changing growing practices and using technology to improve the quality of the region’s namesake onion. For more than a century, Locati Farms... more »

AgroFresh Solutions to merge with Paine Schwartz Partners affiliate

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement with investment funds affiliated with Paine Schwartz Partners, a global leader in sustainable food chain investing. The investment funds will acquire all of AgroFresh’s outstanding... more »

Verdant Robotics closes $46.5 million funding round

Verdant Robotics has closed a $46.5 million Series A funding to scale its advanced robotic technology and accelerate broad adoption of its regenerative and precision ag solutions. Lead investor Cleveland Avenue was joined by DCVC... more »

Bioengineering company brings on ag tech expert

Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leader in bioengineering for the global agriculture and food industries, has retained S. Brad Griffith to assist it in commercializing its RNA production and oral delivery platform technology applications for agricultural... more »

UV-C light technology fights pathogens in overlooked areas

SmartWash Solutions, an industry leader in food safety technology, has begun shipping the EPIC Panel Sterilight, a new patent-pending product designed to safely and automatically kill Listeria and other pathogens inside control panels – an... more »

Bayer’s Venkata Kishore joins foundation board

Venkata K. Kishore, vice president and head of smallholders and sustainability for vegetable seeds at Bayer Crop Science, is joining the board of directors of the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR). “Dr. Kishore’s... more »

WSU’s Lav Khot recognized for drone research

Lav Khot, associate professor in the Washington State University Department of Biological Systems Engineering, was honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources for ongoing efforts to enhance the... more »

John Deere receives awards in robotics, vehicle tech

John Deere has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the Robotics category, and an honoree in the Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility category for its fully autonomous tractor. This... more »

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Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

 UF AI center to push boundaries of ag research

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Biotechnology is key to crop improvement

Ajay Nair helps growers diversify production systems

Thoughts on regenerative agriculture

Robotics competition challenges students

Ag tech on display at European machinery show

Overcoming herbicide resistance, a global problem

Improve uniformity in your irrigation system

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the barn

For ag employers, this lame duck session is key

 

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