Equipment

Controlled environments growing in popularity

University of Arizona plant scientist and professor emeritus Merle Jensen labeled controlled environment agriculture the “birth of an agricultural revolution.” A popular response to today’s consumer demand for fresh, healthy, locally grown vegetables, the concept... more »

Tech research at Auburn University aims to ensure food safety

Imagine a day when a farmer can stand in a field, wave a handheld device over a tomato and detect pathogens immediately, potentially saving lives and billions of dollars. That day might not be far... more »

GreenStone Farm Credit, Ag-Tech Incubator help startups grow

GreenStone Farm Credit Services has made a $25,000 contribution to the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator. The Incubator is a non-profit organization focused on helping farmers and entrepreneurs commercialize their ag-technology machinery, equipment or software... more »

Western Ohio Precision Ag Day registration now open

Registration is now open for the July 12 Western Ohio Precision Agriculture Day hosted by Ohio State University Extension. Focusing on precision placement opportunities, the daylong workshop is a chance for growers to learn more... more »

Dosatron introduces new Nutrient Delivery System Kits

Dosatron International today introduces the 1 ½-inchNutrient Delivery System Kits. The three kits are powered by Dosatron dosers and consist of a Starter Kit, Mixing Chamber Kit, and Monitor Kit. The 1 ½-inch kits were... more »

SERCH LIGHTS alerts growers to climate change impacts

If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools.... more »

IT tools enhance global crop management strategies

Growing up in Uruguay — a country with four cows per every person — Virginia Pravia was immersed in the agriculture industry at an early age. During summers and holidays, Pravia watched as her family... more »

Decades of development lead to mechanization of agriculture

Mechanized agriculture is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanize work, greatly increasing productivity. In modern times, powered machinery has replaced many jobs formerly carried out by manual labor, or by working animals such... more »

Farm Bureau survey: farmers want to control their data

Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released by the American Farm Bureau Federation  (AFBF) shows. Farmers also believe that creating a... more »

Limit pesticide exposure by laundering clothing

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, even for the person handling and washing pesticide-contaminated clothing,” said Clyde Ogg, UNL pesticide safety... more »


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