Technology

Winners of 2020 New Product Contest named by Irrigation Association

The Fairfax, Virginia-based Irrigation Association announced Nov. 20 the winners of the 2020 New Product Contest. The contest is usually held during the annual Irrigation Show and Education Week, but this year the IA hosted... more »

USDA grant allocations include specialty ag-related projects

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on Nov. 19 awarded over $16 million in FY 2020 grants for 29 projects in the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), Phase II. The USDA-NIFA Small... more »

AgBiome’s new sister company named LifeEDIT

Cambridge-based cell and gene therapy holding company ElevateBio, and AgBiome, a leader in developing innovative products from natural microbial communities, announced Nov. 16 that LifeEDIT Therapeutics has joined ElevateBio’s growing portfolio of companies. According to... more »

AutoPath for more accurate row guidance introduced by John Deere

To help producers more accurately document and follow each row of crops in fields throughout the season, John Deere introduces AutoPath. This new precision ag application uses data collected from the first pass in the... more »

Eradicating stumps 50% faster with Stumpex 2-speed, Fecon says

Lebanon, Ohio-based Fecon has upgraded their Stumpex auger-type stump grinder to include a 2-Speed hydraulic motor for faster stump removal, especially on soft woods. Designed to maximize 100% of machine output, the Stumpex 2-Speed improves... more »

Food and ag innovation to be featured at Virtual Grow-NY Summit

Smart drones that distribute beneficial insects on crops, packaging materials to extend the shelf life of bread, and technology to transform food waste into nutrients for hydroponic farming – these are a few of the... more »

Artificial intelligence: The next revolution in agriculture

Hidden among all the news about COVID-19, hurricanes and the presidential election, you may have missed one of the most important news stories of the year. In the center of its campus in Gainesville, the University... more »

Ag technology focus of new UC Merced engineering research center

By 2050, the U.S. population is estimated to grow to 400 million, and the world population to 9.1 billion, requiring a 70% increase in global food production. UC Merced is one of four campuses across... more »

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