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New Technologies Featured at World Ag Expo That California Farmers Should Know About

Boasting over 100,000 attendees from 49 States and 81 countries, the World Ag Expo was another big hit this year.  With  a sea of vendors to navigate across the International Agri-Center grounds in Tulare, it’s hardly feasible for attendees to see it all.  Check out this brief video featuring several companies that Malcolm Media visited with during the event that …

New Robots Featured at FIRA USA to Serve Specialty Crop Ag

The specialty crop ag community was excited to gather recently in Salinas for the second edition of FIRA USA.  The event featured the latest robotics and automation technologies on the market for fruit, vegetable and tree nut growers.  Watch this special video presentation showcasing new technologies from several innovative companies featured at this event.

New Technology to Quickly Assess Nitrogen Status of Grapevines

Want to speed up the grapevine nitrogen sampling and testing process in your vineyard?  Watch this brief interview featuring Alireza Pourreza, an Associate Professor at UC Davis, who shares that it can now be done effectively using remote sensing from above the vineyard. Read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor the U.S Department of Agriculture for …

Over 25 Farming Robots to be Featured at FIRA USA 2023 this Fall in Salinas

Weeding, harvesting, picking, carrying,… Robots are today’s answer to many challenges facing agriculture. And they will show up this fall in Salinas for the second edition of FIRA USA. From September 19 to 21, the Salinas Sports Complex, home of the famous California Rodeo Salinas, will be the place to discover the autonomous farming solutions in action. During three days, expo, demos, …

Alexander Levin Named Director Of Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center

Following a comprehensive internal search with extensive stakeholder engagement, Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has named Dr. Alexander (Alec) Levin as the director of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC). Levin is a well-regarded viticulturist and associate professor who has served the agricultural community of the Rogue Valley at SOREC since 2016. As a leading wine grape researcher, he is …

New Farm Bill May Incentivize On-Farm Ag Tech Innovations

Just as the previous Farm Bill has supported farmers with cost-share programs like EQIP to improve their sustainability, the specialty crop sector of ag is pushing for the coming Farm Bill to support on-farm ag tech innovations in a similar way.  Watch this brief interview with California Fresh Fruit Association President Ian LeMay to learn more. Please thank this video’s …

GroPro Announces Facilities Expansion in California and Florida

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Due to the growing demand, GroPro is pleased to announce the expansion of its storage, manufacturing, and packaging facilities in the USA. GroPro, an international Bio-Pesticide, Bio-Stimulant, and Bio-Fertilizer manufacturer with headquarters in Minneapolis (the USA), is planning an expansion of its operational facilities in California and Florida. The planned expansion will replace California’s existing 5,000 sq …

Beyond Drip Irrigation: Meeting Demands for Water Efficiency

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Between 1980 and 2014, California growers increased production by 38 percent while simultaneously decreasing their water consumption by 14 percent. But as drought patterns worsen, policymakers are again looking to agriculture to reduce its water use. Where might additional savings come from? Drip irrigation and its limitations The transition from flood irrigation to drip systems and …

Fully Automated Wine Grape Vineyard Pruning Becomes More Economical

There is not always sufficient time and labor to accomplish all the tasks that need to be taken care of in the vineyard.  Fortunately researchers and allied industry stakeholders have collaborated and innovated to provide an economical way for the full automation of winter pruning in wine grape vineyards.  Watch this brief video with Kaan Kurtural from UC Davis as …

Fresno State Researchers Speed Up Grape Composition/Maturity Monitoring Process

Monitoring the progress of your grape composition and timing harvest just right when you have thousands of acres, several varieties and diverse growing conditions can be difficult to keep up with.  Well, the Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology has been working with industry collaborators on speeding up with process with greater accuracy.  Watch this brief video with Luca …

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