Technology

How to build a farm market play area on budget

Georgia’s Southern Grace Farms shows how far growers can stretch dollars toward establishing a new farm market. Jennifer McMillan of Southern Grace Farms in Enigma, Georgia, spoke at the recent Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable... more »

Growers develop mechanized lean-lower trellis device for tomatoes

A startup Michigan company is offering a back-saving device for easing down tomato vines that have grown to the top of the greenhouse. The Summit Trellis System by Still Water Designs leans and lowers entire... more »

Todd Greiner Farms expands asparagus production, packaging plant

Todd Greiner Farms Packing, an asparagus grower, packer and shipper based in Hart, Michigan is expanding its production and packaging plans for the 2018 retail season. The company recently completed a 20,000-square-foot addition to its... more »

Radicle Automation Challenge supported by Western Growers

Irvine, California-based Western Growers and Radicle Growth have partnered to create The Radicle Automation Challenge, a competition where AgTech automation entrepreneurs are eligible to compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital and exclusive... more »

PlantTape product promises growers a streamlined start

A belt-fed mechanical system called PlantTape promises to reduce labor costs and save time during field planting. The industry standard is rotary or carousel-style transplanters. But many small vegetable growers are also familiar with non-motorized, single-row... more »

Teralytic debuts wireless sensor of soil conditions

Wireless soil sensor manufacturer Teralytic debuted a new sensor March 20, 2018 at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco. The new sensor features Semtech LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology in a wireless sensor to detect... more »

WeighPack debuts ‘Sleek Inverted’ packager

WeighPack has added a new device to its Sleek Wrapper-brand of automatic flow packaging machines. Flow wrapping is a horizontal packaging process in which product enters the machinery and is wrapped in clear or printed film,... more »

Commercial UAV Expo to be held in October in Las Vegas

Following the acquisition of Drone World Expo, the fourth Annual Commercial UAV Expo, a trade show and conference for the commercial drone market, will bring together thought leaders, end-users and decision makers in the commercial drone... more »

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