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Ag tech on display at European machinery show

BOLOGNA, Italy – The European Union’s goal to reduce pesticide use by 50% by 2030 has ramped up the technology race for specialty crop growers in the EU.   That new technology was on display at... more »

Robotics competition challenges students

College students are invited to develop a robot that makes farm work easier while competing for cash prizes and bragging rights in the Farm Robotics Challenge, a three-month robotics development competition. The competition runs from... more »

Biotechnology is key to crop improvement

A new organization consisting of plant biotechnologists is working to accelerate the development of new plant varieties to meet demand in coming decades. It’s a project organizers believe will positively impact growers’ ability to enhance... more »

 UF AI center to push boundaries of ag research

The scientist called the grower with a proposition: Let me fly a drone over your grove and you’ll be able to see how many trees you have, and even the size of individual canopies. Alex... more »

PickTrace labor management expands services

A labor management company that offers fresh produce industry growers a digital solution for time, attendance and productivity tracking of employees has expanded services to ease hiring and payment processes. PickTrace, Glendale, California, first offered... more »

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Locati Farms, a Walla Walla, Washington, sweet onion grower, adapts to challenges by changing growing practices and using technology to improve the quality of the region’s namesake onion. For more than a century, Locati Farms... more »

Bioengineering company brings on ag tech expert

Renaissance BioScience Corp., a leader in bioengineering for the global agriculture and food industries, has retained S. Brad Griffith to assist it in commercializing its RNA production and oral delivery platform technology applications for agricultural... more »

UV-C light technology fights pathogens in overlooked areas

SmartWash Solutions, an industry leader in food safety technology, has begun shipping the EPIC Panel Sterilight, a new patent-pending product designed to safely and automatically kill Listeria and other pathogens inside control panels – an... more »

WSU’s Lav Khot recognized for drone research

Lav Khot, associate professor in the Washington State University Department of Biological Systems Engineering, was honored by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources for ongoing efforts to enhance the... more »

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 »

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Field of Machines: Automation eases some tasks, but focus is on harvest

Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

Walla Walla sweets: Locati Farms counters higher costs, supply shortages

 UF AI center to push boundaries of ag research

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Biotechnology is key to crop improvement

Ajay Nair helps growers diversify production systems

Thoughts on regenerative agriculture

Robotics competition challenges students

Ag tech on display at European machinery show

Overcoming herbicide resistance, a global problem

Improve uniformity in your irrigation system

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the barn

For ag employers, this lame duck session is key

 

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