Technology

In-transit produce data loggers debut

Two new FlashLink Real-Time Prime In-Transit Loggers launched in early September at Hong Kong trade show Asia Fruit Logistica. DeltaTrak's FlashLink Real-Time Prime 2G and 3G In-Transit Loggers offer a 12-month battery shelf life and a new flight mode... more »

Yamaha, others invest in robotic strawberry harvester

Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), the strategic business development and investment arm of Yamaha Motor, announced Aug. 27 it had raised a total $7.5 million for Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT), a developer of... more »

Intelligent Solutions Group facility a John Deere effort

John Deere recently opened its new Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) facility in central Iowa. The 134,000 square-foot facility in Urbandale is devoted to problem solving with technology, collaboration, testing and development for John Deere precision... more »

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 »


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