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  • The Cloud and the Changing Face of Agriculture

    Enterprises, non-profits, and startups around the world are using the cloud to accelerate innovations that are changing the face of agriculture. In support of The Ohio State University’s Discovery Themes initiative, and in tandem with the 2016 Farm Science Review, Amazon Web ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Aflatoxin Testing Using LC/MS/MS Offered by Columbia Analytical

    KELSO, Wash - Columbia Analytical Services announces their analysis of the B1, B2 and G1, G2 aflatoxins via liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy/mass spectroscopy (LC/MS/MS). Aflatoxins are potent natural carcinogens produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus. These fungi are known to grow on nuts, spices, milk, ...


  • HydraProbe selected to be used in Canada’s RISMA Network for Agricultural Monitoring

    A new study published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal investigated the field performance of 5 soil moisture instruments in heavy clay soils in the RISMA network. The HydraProbe outperformed TDR and capacitance-based soil sensors in terms of stability and accuracy in Manitoba’s agricultural soil. Much of soil in the Canadian Prairie ...

  • Sentera builds reseller network to over 350 agriculture store fronts

    Sentera today announced the availability of its precision agriculture solutions at over 350 retail locations across North America. By broadening the reach of Sentera’s precision agriculture offering, agronomists, crop consultants, and growers can leverage critical normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) data starting day one of the 2017 growing season. Early adopters immediately see ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Trimble Launches First-of-its-Kind VerticalPoint RTK System for Agriculture

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched a world-first, patent-pending VerticalPoint RTK™ system for grade control in agriculture. VerticalPoint RTK provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK systems reducing the downtime and costly delays experienced by many agriculture land improvement contractors today. VerticalPoint ...


    By Trimble

  • Biopute: an official WIWAM dealer in China

    WIWAM joined forces with Biopute to make the phenotyping platforms available in China. Biopute will provide professional marketing and technical support for the WIWAM products. Furthermore, they will install an after-sales service to make local maintenance support possible. Biopute was founded in 2007 by a group of doctors and masters graduates of China Agricultural University. The company is ...


    By SMO bvba - WIWAM

  • Advantages of the Big Data technology for Smart Farming

    FAO stated that ‘a more sustainable agriculture’ is one of the big challenges of global human population. Agriculture has to produce more food, feed, fuel, flowers, etc., with less use of natural resources and with less adverse side effects on the environment and society and the expectations are that precision agriculture and the acronym smart farming will be necessary to achieve ...

  • Southern California dealing with pesticides, fertilizers and other pollutants from area farms

    Regional water monitors in California recently announced that farmers in parts of the state will soon be required to finance all, or part, of the cost to monitor agricultural pollutants in area surface water. The California Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the new rules in 2007 and they will go into effect in the next few years.Runoff from farms and cropland can cause fertilizers, ...


  • Agribotix Wins Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year Award

    Agribotix, a provider of drone-derived agricultural intelligence, was selected as this year’s winner of the coveted Emerging Cleantech Company of the Year award. The award recognizes companies that demonstrate the highest level of creativity, innovation, and dedication in the field. “We are humbled that the Association selected Agribotix for this exclusive prize,” said Tom ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Deadly Bacteria Causes Food Recall

    Last month it was reported that a Northern California company voluntarily recalled a number of products that had been distributed across the Western United States.  Random tests by agricultural officials of broccoli showed a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes, which then prompted the recall. Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacteria that is one of the most virulent ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Undeclared Allergen: Milk Found in Beef Sirloin, Causes Recall

    Approximately 2,645 pounds of beef sirloin products have been recalled, because they contain milk, an allergen that was not on the label. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced the recall, explaining that J&B Group ofSt. Michael,MNdiscovered the problem during a routine label review of its product. No health effects relating to the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Recall of Honeycrisp Apple Cider due to Patulin Contamination

    Consumers are warned to avoid drinking Pepin Heights Orchard’s Honeycrisp Apple Cider products with a use-by-date of February 9, 2012.   Patulin is a mycotoxin and produced by Penicillium, Aspergillus and Byssochylamys molds. It grows on a variety of foods, including fruit, grain, and cheese, but it is a particular threat in apple juice. While the immediate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • After Cargill Recall, Tougher Rules on Poultry Safety Possible

    The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans to “take steps” to ensure that people do not get sick from ground poultry, says Elizabeth Hagen, the undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cargill Inc.’s recall of 36 million pounds of turkey meat drove the agency to examine their existing policies. Cargill’s recall, which began in August, is the second ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • USDA Proposes New Food Safety Requirements

    This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed a new requirement for the meat and poultry industry that would potentially decrease the amount of contaminated foods that reach the public.  According to a news release from the USDA, “…USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) would be able to hold products from commerce until FSIS test results for harmful ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Potentially Dangerous Pesticide Approved for Use in California

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure indoor and outdoor surroundings are safe for people. Earlier this month California regulators approved the controversial pesticide, methyl iodide, for use on fruits and vegetables across the state.  Methyl iodide is replacing methyl bromide, which is a potent neurotoxin and one of a number of chemicals that have been found ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Possible Listeria Contamination in Salad Dressing Causes Recall

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Wednesday, October 29, 2013, that there will be a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall for broccoli salad kit products, due to concerns about possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination in the salad dressing. The sum of 22,849 pounds of broccoli salad kits have been ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 36 Million Pounds of Turkey Recalled after Death Due to Salmonella

    Last week it was announced that one of the nation’s largest food manufacturers was recalling approximately 36 million pounds of ground turkey.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the recall last Wednesday.  The recall follows an outbreak of salmonellosis that has sickened numerous people in at least 26 states and recently was linked to the death of a California ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Semios Wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

    Semios, the provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, is pleased to announce it has been named ‘Most Promising Startup’ at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.  The TIA’s are the largest and longest running technology award program in British Columbia recognizing those companies with the greatest potential to ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Sentera Partners with RDO Equipment Co. to Offer UAV Solutions

    Sentera-RDO Equipment partnership brings complete UAV solution packages to RDO Customers Sentera is excited to announce its partnership with RDO Equipment Co., a total solutions provider with 78 stores servicing the agriculture, construction, environmental, surveying, and irrigation industries. The RDO Equipment partnership augments RDO’s already robust product ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • USDA Announces Increased E. Coli Testing in Beef

    Beginning in March 2012, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will test beef for six additional types of E. coli bacteria to improve its safeguards for consumers. Currently, only 1 type of E. coli bacteria (O157:H7) is tested, but soon the USDA will require testing for 6 additional E. coli serogroups (O26, O103, O45, O111, O121, and O145). If raw beef tests positive for any of the 7 types of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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