Technology

Reinke boosts irrigation efficiency with the electronic swing arm corner

Reinke Manufacturing, a company in the irrigation systems and technology business, has introduced the ESAC, Reinke’s electronic swing arm corner technology to growers in the U.S. and Canada. Used in tandem with swing arms manufactured... more »

Drones impact modern sustainable ag

Drones... If you're thinking of apiculture, you might be thinking of drones (male bees). But if you're thinking of agriculture – more specifically sustainable agriculture practices in the 21st century – you ought to be... more »

Specialty crops added to uses for Farmers Edge technology

Backed by a large private constellation of satellites, digital-agriculture company Farmers Edge has begun offering its imagery and mapping technology for specialty crops, in hopes to help meet the evolving needs of growers worldwide. According to... more »

Crop health artificial intelligence project funded

A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received a grant to expand the technology to assist more smallholder farmers around the world. CGIAR, an international agricultural research... more »

Sentera updates its Mavic 2 Pro with Double 4K drone sensor

Sentera announced Dec. 4 the availability of its Double 4K precision agriculture sensor on DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. According to a news release, his offering provides Double 4K quality at entry-level pricing, expanding data... more »

Investment, need drive in-soil strawberry harvester

Investment, a groundbreaking “commercialized” strawberry harvest and swelling grower interest add up to a good year for Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT). The Davis, California-based company’s T-6 robotic strawberry harvester is one of just a handful... more »

NASA awards UbiQD pact for ‘Enhanced Crop Yield for Space Missions’

UbiQD Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced Dec. 2 that it has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The 24-month... more »

Accurate spray targeting in strawberry fields helped by new app

Strawberry growers now have a free smart phone application tool to predict spray coverage to combat such pests as two-spotted spider mites, lygus bugs and leafrollers, thanks to a three-year collaborative project involving UC Davis... more »


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