weed control

FFVA honors UF weed researcher for management programs

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) named University of Florida (UF) weed scientist Nathan Boyd its 2022 Researcher of the Year. Boyd is a professor of horticulture and weed science... more »

Investment round brings $40 million to Taranis

Crop intelligence provider Taranis has raised $40 million in Series D funding, bringing the company’s total funding to $100 million. “Taranis has had tremendous growth over the past seven years with a goal of delivering... more »

Robot weeding demonstrations, expo, offered at field day

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day, the nation’s largest field day focused on mechanical weed control, is returning to an in-person event. The field day, which includes an expo and demonstrations, is Sept. 14,... more »

Nexus Robotics receives $2.6 million to advance self-driving weeders

Nexus Robotics Inc. recently received $2.6 million in grant funding to create the next generation of autonomous weeding robots. The funding, from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is designed to help provide farmers with environmentally friendly options. "This... more »

Midwest weed control day showcases tech

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day is returning to Benton Harbor, Michigan, in September. The Sept. 14 event is at the Michigan State University Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor. The... more »

Purdue sets Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day

Purdue specialists invite small- and large-operation farmers and growers to attend the Purdue Fruit, Vegetable and Hemp Field Day. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern July 21 at the Meigs Purdue... more »

California fines Florida company $2 million in ‘organic’ herbicide case

California regulators that oversee the state’s organic standards has fined a Florida company almost $2 million for labeling and selling a product containing synthetic herbicides as an organic product. The $1.89 million fine, announced June... more »

FarmWise secures $45 million in investment round

Farm automation startup FarmWise Labs Inc. has completed an oversubscribed $45 million Series B funding round. AgTech venture firms Fall Line Capital and Middleland Capital led the funding, with participation from leafy greens and vegetable... more »

Planned, flexible system key to weed control

Torsion weeders, finger weeders, basket weeders and many more designs were demonstrated at the Midwest Mechanical Weed Control Field Day Sept. 26 at Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. But the focus wasn’t on... more »

Florida scientists surgically strike out weeds that impede crop growth

By using a combination of fumigants, University of Florida scientists believe they can surgically strike out some weeds that otherwise get in the way of vegetable growth. Researchers with the UF Institute of Food and... more »

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