Tagged technology

Workers picking in a Florida strawberry field
August 25, 2017
Transcending Farm Labor Crisis No Easy Task [Opinion]
Technology could be on cusp of fixing labor problems for growers of crops that are traditionally hand harvested. Read More
Forbes AgTech Summit speech
Farm Management
June 8, 2017
AgTech Summit Aiming High for Modern Farming Solutions
Third annual invite-only industry event to showcase game-changing ideas and innovations.  Read More
December 19, 2016
Big Bucks Available for Agriculture-Technology Innovations
$5 million in grants offered to help boost automation, address needs of changing climate. Read More
GenNext Growers
December 15, 2016
Study Says Young Growers Seek More Information on Business, Technology
Automation and data access on smart phones among key interests. Read More
Action shot of an automated strawberry picker from Harvest CROO
December 6, 2016
USDA Announces $3 Million For Robotic Agriculture Research
More evidence being found about how people can benefit from automation in the field. Read More
inspecting citrus greening leaves
Insect & Disease Update
November 7, 2016
How To Expose Citrus Greening Before It Appears
Study shows new imaging system can uncover HLB hot spots in the grove, giving growers an upper-hand. Read More
SmartIrrigation Avocado app being used in the field
October 20, 2016
Irrigation App Apt To Save Avocado Growers Time, Money
Fleshing out of technology developed by University of Florida scientists shows what methods yield the best results. Read More
nasty storm cloud
October 20, 2016
Power To Control Weather In The Hands Of Florida Farmers
UF/IFAS’ FAWN resource continues to enhance and introduce new tools, allowing growers to be better prepared for what Mother Nature has in store. Read More
Action shot of an automated strawberry picker from Harvest CROO
October 17, 2016
Ag-Tech Tools Are Beyond Cool, They’re A Necessity
This kind of innovation is not just about labor-saving convenience, it could save an industry without having to completely alter the way a crop is grown. Read More
October 12, 2016
Precision Ag Technology Moves Forward For Vegetable Growers
Startups at Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology focus on tools to contribute to your business. Read More
August 31, 2016
Ag Robots And Drones May Be A $10 Billion Market By 2022
A new report analyzes how the robotic market and technology developments will change the business of agriculture. Read More
AGERpoint Inc.'s aerial LiDAR platform drone
July 14, 2016
Look Up! Farming’s Future Is Coming In For A Landing [Opinion]
FAA's recent ruling regarding unmanned aircraft systems is good news for business. Read More
July 11, 2016
‘Next Generation’ Of 1-MCP Postharvest Technology Gets EPA Approval
Decco/ESSENTIV’s TruPick is to be used on apples, pears, and other fruits and vegetables. Read More
Yara Water Solution system installation in a Florida citrus grove
July 8, 2016
Yara Seeking To Make Splash With New Water-Saving Tool
Unique plant-based sensor technology is being tested in California and Florida citrus groves. Read More
July 8, 2016
National Potato Council Talks About Public Policy Decisions And The Influence Of Dangerous Data 
Over the past year, a series of actions by EPA have shown an agencywide outlook that does not rely on Read More
UAV in flight
June 22, 2016
Heads Up: FAA Finalizes Rules For Small Drones
Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government entities to use unmanned aircraft systems weighing less than 55 pounds. Read More
Food IT: Solution Harvest
Farm Management
June 15, 2016
California Event Will Mix Ag And Tech Professionals To Explore IT Solutions
Silicon Valley is hot on agriculture, and an upcoming event in California will bring together the food and tech industries Read More
UF/IFAS scientist Daniel Lee inspects immature citrus fruit in a Florida orange grove.
June 8, 2016
Study: New Yield Mapping Method Might Help Citrus Growers Cut Costs
With the possibility of saving money on inputs and labor, UF/IFAS researchers focus to find immature fruit faster. Read More
Business Planning
May 31, 2016
Don’t Let Technology Pass You By [Opinion]
Advancements in technology are ramping up at a rapid pace and if you want to compete at a high level, you need to decide when, not if, to make the move. Read More
Growers boot up drone technology on the farm
GenNext Growers
May 17, 2016
More Growers Going High-Tech Down On The Farm
Embracing new tools and technology will be key in driving productivity forward. Read More
The Latest
Florida Ag Expo
September 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the 20…
More education choices, flexible field tours, and networking opportunities to provide an enhanced attendee experience. Read More
Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers…
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. Read More
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance…
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
September 13, 2017
Florida Farmers Digging out From Impacts…
Damage reports starting to flood in from the field following monster storm, and it's not pretty. Read More
September 13, 2017
550 Pounds of Tomatoes Stolen from Massa…
Community farm in Waltham, MA, has been hit by a thief three years running. Read More
September 12, 2017
Longtime American Fruit Grower Columnist…
“The Ole Crow,” as he called himself, passed away unexpectedly at home in Virginia at the age of 82. Read More
September 12, 2017
How to Match Drip Irrigation to Improve …
Using root mass diameter to appropriately determine wetting pattern will help you improve growth rate and yields. Read More