Technology

High tunnels use grows in Mid-Atlantic region

In 1998, when Mike Orzolek and myself founded the Penn State Center for High Tunnel Research and Education, we were building on the excellent research and Extension work already conducted by Otho Wells, University of... more »

ADAMA adds aerial data imagery analysis service

Crop protection provider Adama US is offering a new service. Adama Eagle Eye offers an advanced analysis of aerial data and imagery that helps growers protect yields more efficiently through maps, statistics and other tools.... more »

SmartFarm network emerges from local weather forecasting technology

Before the advent of computer satellite tracking equipment, farmers relied on prognostics, such as candles, weather vanes, the color of the sky, and the fabled Farmers’ Almanac, to make informed planting decisions. Even animals –... more »

Digital agriculture projects benefit from Cornell fund awards

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new... more »

Enhancements made to tractor products by John Deere

John Deere has added a new tractor to its specialty lineup – the premium high-crop 5115RH – and made ergonomic updates to its model year 2020 5GN and 5GV tractors. John Deere offers a new... more »

Bioscience beckons, offers new traits for growers, consumers

Talking to researchers and companies about their genetically-engineered projects for specialty crops is a little bit like a trip to a grower’s dream world. Imagine ground cherries that stay on the plant until harvest, potatoes... more »

Compact heavy-duty utility tractor introduced by John Deere

Designed with the operator in mind, the new John Deere 3D Series compact utility tractors, including the 3025D, 3035D and 3043D models, offer a powerful, affordable and easy to use solution for a wide range... more »

Commercial solar development on Michigan farms receive clear path

On June 3, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell announced MDARD’s decision to allow land currently enrolled in the department’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program... more »

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