Technology

MSU scientists eying environmental conservation, precision ag

Representatives from Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) are looking to replicate the success of others around the country who have built partnerships merging precision agriculture and environmental conservation. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

Integrated AutoTrac guidance for 5R, 6M Tractors enhanced by John Deere

John Deere announced June 8 it has enhanced the integrated technology of its new 5R and 6M Utility Tractors to give customers an easy, cost-effective way to view AutoTrac Automated Guidance System information without having... more »

$250M new investment announced by Apeel Sciences

A quarter of a billion dollars in new investment this week was announced for Apeel Sciences, a company with a new postharvest treatment for fruit and vegetables. Apeel markets itself as “on a mission to... more »

Preemptive pest control aided by FMC’s precision agriculture platform

FMC Corp. has announced a precision agriculture platform designed to enable growers to more accurately predict pest pressure before it becomes problematic. Arc farm intelligence is the first mobile platform to use predictive modeling based on... more »

iFoodDecisionSciences acquires Trimble’s HarvestMark business

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced May 6 that iFoodDecisionSciences Inc. (iFoodDS) has acquired Trimble’s HarvestMark business, a provider of food traceability and quality inspection solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed.  iFoodDS, a provider of food safety... more »

AI crop monitoring service expanded by Valley Irrigation, Prospera

Valley Irrigation and Prospera Technologies announced April 29 they are expanding their artificial intelligence-based crop monitoring and detection service, Valley Insights to commercial growers in select areas of Washington, Texas, Nebraska and Idaho, quadrupling the coverage area in... more »

Optimizing yield, minimizing wastage central to JBT Liquid Foods’ plans

JBT Corporation, the technology solutions provider to the global food and beverage industry, has committed to continuing to support customers worldwide improve sustainability through an increase in yields, a reduction in unnecessary wastage and greater... more »

Kalera to open indoor vertical farm in Atlanta

Technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced April 21 that it will open a new state-of-the-art growing facility in Atlanta, Georgia in early 2021. The new Atlanta facility is the next step in Kalera’s rapid domestic... more »


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