Technology

Rantizo authorized to swarm multiple drones nationwide

Iowa City, Iowa-based Rantizo announced that it is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operation of multiple drone swarms nationwide. This waiver allows for the safe operation of three autonomous drone sprayers by... more »

Digital solutions for vegetable greenhouse growers goal of partnership

As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., an AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning.... more »

7R and 8R Tractors updated by John Deere

John Deere announces several updates and additions to its popular lineup of 7R and 8R Tractors for the 2021 model year. The MY21 tractors can now be ordered with deliveries starting in November. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Report pegs ‘Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030’

Cars electrify, now farm vehicles. The new 215-page IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles and Robotics in Agriculture 2020-2030" explains. According to a news release, this is a drill-down from the popular report, “Electric Vehicles in Construction,... more »

Mechanical Self-Leveling Loader introduced by John Deere

John Deere announced July  7 the launch of its Mechanical Self-Leveling Loader (MSL) option for small tractors. Designed to keep loads level throughout the lift, the new loaders are compatible with John Deere 1E, 1R,... more »

Robotic harvesting, data gathering investigated in chile pepper fields

Increasingly scarce irrigation resources and labor availability are key components impacting the sustainability of the New Mexico chile pepper industry. New Mexico State University’s Center of Excellence in Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems is providing... more »

Tools for farmers to adapt provided with climate-change research

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, including where and how crops... more »

$865,000 to help integrate digital tools AI into their growing systems

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources will receive $865,000 to help farmers in the Colorado River basin and the Salinas Valley integrate digital tools and artificial intelligence into their growing systems. The funds are part of... more »


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