Revolutionizing Ag Tech Adoption

Cindy Zimmerman

Increasing adoption of new technology was a recurring theme at the VISION Conference last week in Glendale, AZ. The first panel at the event delved into some of the strategies and success stories on proving ROI to farmers in ways that encourage ag tech adoption. Vonnie Estes, Vice President of Innovation for the International Fresh Produce Association, moderated the panel …

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Agtonomy and On-Target Debut Electrostatic Smart Sprayer

Cindy Zimmerman

Agtonomy, a leading software and services company specializing in advanced autonomous and AI solutions for agriculture, is partnering with to develop an all-electric, electrostatic autonomous smart sprayer, debuting a prototype designed specifically for specialty crop producers today at the FIRA USA ag robotics and autonomy show in Salinas, California. “Embedding Agtonomy’s AI ‘smarts’ into OnTarget’s proven electrostatic ag sprayers …

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Making Autonomy Work in Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers growers greater efficiency, from self-driving technology to a multitude of applications in the field from planting to postharvest. But in the unstructured environments of agriculture nothing is ever as simple as it seems. The recent VISION Conference explored that topic in a session called “Making Autonomy Work in Agriculture,” featuring insights and perspectives from companies that …

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Autonomy is Driving New Partnerships in Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

With the value of the autonomous farming sector forecast to reach $95 billion by 2027 the promise of business growth is leading to interesting partnerships and investment agreements. “Autonomy Makes Strange Bedfellows” was the title of a panel at the 2023 VISION Conference this week organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and moderated by Senior Vice President Curt …

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Verdant Robotics Raises $46.5 Million

Cindy Zimmerman

Verdant Robotics announced the close of a $46.5 million Series A funding to scale its advanced robotic technology and accelerate broad adoption of its regenerative and precision ag solutions. Lead investor Cleveland Avenue was joined by DCVC Bio, Future Ventures, SeaX Ventures and all existing investors, including Autotech Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, and AgFunder, making the series one of the largest …

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Verdant Delivers Multi-Action Robot for Specialty Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

Verdant Robotics today announced the expansion of its robot-as-a-service (RaaS) model to develop the first multi-action, autonomous farm-robot for specialty crop farmers. Verdant raised $21.5 million to develop the robot, which is capable of millimeter-accurate spraying, laser weeding, and AI-based digital crop modeling. Verdant has already contracted to service approximately 40% of the U.S. carrot market exclusively for the next …

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