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Drone Rodeo to highlight UAS technology

The Oregon UAS FutureFarm will host the first Ag Drone Rodeo Aug. 18-19, in Pendleton, Oregon. The two-day event will feature real-world Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) crop survey flight demos and post-flight data analysis presentations... more »

Irrigation evolves from cumbersome sprinkler applications

Irrigation of vegetable crops has a lengthy history, driven by the reality that water is a finite resource. The emphasis on having the proper amount of water for successful plant growth continues to increase. According... more »

UC ANR names Apps for Ag hackathon winners

A gardening and produce-sharing app took top prize in the Apps for Ag hackathon, after contestants pitched judges at the California State Fair in Sacramento on July 17. The first place team, GivingGarden, took home... more »

Farmobile expands Minnesota Data Store

Farmobile, a farm data company, has expanded its Minnesota Data Store. Beginning in this year’s harvest season, any Minnesota farmer who automatically collects their Electronic Field Record (EFR) harvest data via a Farmobile PUC (passive uplink connection),... more »

UGA to host fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour

Organic and sustainable agriculture experts from the University of Georgia will host their fifth annual Organic Twilight Tour on Thursday, July 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

Five things to know about the future of ag

1. Apps are critical to ag. Farmers use mobile technology for many things, including turning irrigation and other equipment on or off, maintaining pest counts from field scouting, identifying bugs, checking field records, reviewing soil types,... more »

WSU to partner with drone manufacturer for research

DJI, a commercial drone manufacturer, and Washington State University (WSU) will partner on research and use of unmanned aerial systems in precision agriculture. DJI and WSU will jointly develop methods to improve agriculture with unmanned... more »

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 »

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