robotics

John Deere receives awards in robotics, vehicle tech

John Deere has been named a CES 2023 Innovation Awards Best of Innovation honoree in the Robotics category, and an honoree in the Vehicle Tech & Advanced Mobility category for its fully autonomous tractor. This... more »

Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

BENTON HARBOR, Michigan – Hans Bishop diligently sets the stage when approaching weed control on his farm. He always develops a crop plan, refers to the farm’s previous performance records, strategizes what, where and when... more »

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center’s Sixth Annual Field Day saw its biggest attendance yet, keeping on track with the increased participation every year since the inaugural event. The 2022 event in late July, however, marked... more »

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

Specialty crop growers and their tools are usually inseparable. But is that the case for small organic vegetable growers and compact agricultural robots? A pair of Michigan State University (MSU) associates sought  an answer to... more »

Covering FIRA 2022: A Gallery

The editors of Vegetable Growers News attended the FIRA Agricultural Robotics Technology Forum in Fresno, California and were able to hear and see the future of agriculture. The three-day event provided a day each of education, trade show... more »

AgSharks Competition organizers call for ag-tech entries

Western Growers and S2G Ventures are accepting applications for the 2022 AgSharks Competition. At the event, startup companies pitch their innovations in front of a live audience of the world’s largest specialty crop producers to... more »

Abstracts for Fresno ag robot event due soon

Academics, researchers and students have until July 18 to submit abstracts for FIRA USA (International Forum for Agricultural Robots). The event, Oct. 18-20 at the Fresno Convention Center, will bring together growers, robot manufacturers, startups,... more »

USDA announces $3 million in grants for robotics research

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced $3 million in grants to advance the use of co-robots that benefit and assist stakeholders in America’s production agriculture field. These three grants are... more »

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Midwest Weed Tech: Weed-fighting strategies, equipment have field day

ASTA helps sow the future of seed technology

Annual VGN Seed Showcase

Small organic growers give input on ag tech

UF studying horizontal tomatoes, disease resistance

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Onion thrips, disease management strategies

Inflation pressure creates pricing conundrum

Yara’s incubator farms focus on soil health

Too hot for old men to be working in the grove

H-2A program in need of repair

 

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