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Verdant enters broccoli partnership

Verdant Technologies is expanding the adoption of its trademarked HarvestHold Fresh product in Canada to improve the sustainability and efficiency of the North American broccoli supply chain. HarvestHold Fresh is an in-box sheet that uses... more »

“FoldBot” robot reduces cardboard folding

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_34421" align="alignleft"... more »

Acadian, Koppert partnership to expand biostimulant access

Acadian Plant Health, a biostimulant technologies provider, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Koppert USA, a biological crop protection and natural pollination supplier. The partnership provides the Dartmouth, NS, Canada-based Acadian’s U.S. customers with... more »

Syngenta highlights growth of crop protection products

Syngenta has three new crop protection technologies on the market that the company project to achieve "blockbuster status" within the next few years. The products are part of a strategy to boost both the pace... more »

Veg connections: Tips on choosing robotics

Weeds threaten the $79 billion specialty crop industry in the U.S. by reducing yields, harboring pests and pathogens and impeding harvest efforts. The evolution of herbicide resistance, a changing regulatory environment and shifting perceptions about... more »

Laser system controls bird pests

An autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence Ensuring the safe distance of birds from critical areas is a crucial concern for businesses, including ag operations, as avian presence... more »

New LaserWeeder model handles different soil types

Carbon Robotics has released the Track LaserWeeder, a new model of its LaserWeeder, along with software enhancements. Through the software upgrades — spatial data intelligence in the Carbon Ops Center and multi-language support in the... more »

Tech event focuses on small-scale farmers

The Small Farm Tech Expo features an exposition tailored for small-scale farmers and dynamic workshops focused on technology. The annual event, which brings together farmers, community members and supporters of family farms in California's Central Valley,... more »

AgTechX Ed Summit tackles workforce issues

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, California Department of Food and Agriculture and Merced College have partnered to host AgTechX Ed, a half-day event dedicated to developing the next generation of tech-savvy agricultural... more »

Robots perform field work at FIRA USA

Allowing growers to watch the latest AgTech products operate in the field was a big part of FIRA USA. Through demonstrations and static displays at the Sept. 19-21 event in Salinas California, technology providers focusing... more »

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