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 »

Thrive Agritech, LED horticulture firm, gets $2 million in capital

Thrive Agritech, a technology company focused on  innovations in LED horticulture lighting (“Thrive”), has received an additional $2 million in equity capital to accelerate the development and deployment of its LED technology in controlled environment... more »

Twin Disc introduces remote-controlled PTO

Twin Disc, global leader in industrial power take-offs, expands its lineup with the remote-controlled RC211 and RC311. With a new design, they're virtually maintenance free and ideal for difficult-to-service applications. They work anywhere a heavy-duty... more »

The Depositor can fill multiple product zones

Accelerate multi-pocket package filling and eliminate product loss with the Depositor by WeighPack Systems. The Depositor, designed for filling multiple product zones at high speeds, is an independent unit that can be integrated with virtually... more »

John Deere invests in new test lab at Iowa State University

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) plans to construct a new 33,000-square-foot facility at the Iowa State University (ISU) Research Park as a design and test lab for agricultural spraying and applications technology. The facility is... more »

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