Technology

Packing equipment showcased in Milwaukee showroom

Produce packaging equipment is showcased in a new showroom in the Milwaukee area. Paxiom is the global sales and service division for industry leading manufacturers WeighPack Systems, Eagle Packaging Machinery, SleekWrapper and CombiScale. It recently announced... more »

Drone industry launches into specialty agriculture market

Drone scouts are poised to make precision agriculture even more exact as drone technology advances. Drones have already arrived at farms, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Seventeen percent of all commercial registered drones in... more »

Forum to highlight satellite, GPS tech

Green Field Ag co-owner Matt Liskai will speak June 21 on how farmers are changing the way they manage crops through precision agriculture. The event will be hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology... more »

Hydroponic vegetable growing works in Ohio

There’s a learning curve to growing hydroponic vegetables, but teaching your customers is as important. “Inviting our chefs and other customers to visit our greenhouse has helped,” said Lois Smucker of Smucker Farms in Orrville,... more »

Sonoco partners with agricultural company Harvest CROO Robotics

Hartsville, South Carolina-based Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global packaging company, has become a joint development partner and investor in the Plant City, Florida-based robotics company Harvest CROO Robotics. “This partnership solidly aligns with our focus on improving the... more »

Tanimura & Antle’s PlantTape earns PMA’s excellence honor

Tanimura & Antle’s PlantTape automated transplanting system has been awarded the second annual Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced May 3. The award was presented at PMA’s Tech Knowledge... more »

For growers using H-2A labor, housing tops difficulties

Growers using the H-2A visa program for seasonal labor say it’s working, but among the program’s most difficult rules are its housing requirements. At a panel discussion at the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show... more »

California program to help farmers upgrade equipment, cut pollution

Funds will soon be available to expedite purchase and use of cleaner agricultural equipment to help farmers reduce their exposure to harmful diesel exhaust, improve local air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to... more »


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