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Western FarmPress: 13 innovators picked to lead harvest automation initiative

The companies will get technical help in introducing robotics and other advances amid push to automate half of West’s specialty crop harvests by 2030. By Tim Hearden After weeks of consideration, Western Growers and its allies have placed their bets on 13 … Continue reading

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Robots Wielding Water Knives Are the Future of Farming – from WIRED

By Matt Simon JUST AFTER DAWN in the Salinas Valley south of San Francisco, a raucous robot rolls through a field spitting clouds of vapor. It’s cutting lettuce heads with water knives—super-high-pressure beams—and gobbling up the produce. The heads roll up … Continue reading

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Robots to Revolutionize Farming, Ease Labor Woes – From the Associated Press via SF Gate By GOSIA WOZNIACKA and TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — On a windy morning in California’s Salinas Valley, a tractor pulled a wheeled, metal contraption over rows of budding iceberg lettuce plants. Engineers from Silicon Valley … Continue reading

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