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Virginia Tech: Trap crops could lure stink bugs from cash crops

· August 23, 2018

Virginia Tech researchers have made a discovery that could help farmers combat stink bugs as well as save money on pest control. “We have gained a deeper understanding of how stink bugs synthesize pheromones, and this knowledge may allow us to produce pheromones in expendable food crops – also called ‘trap crops’ – to lure […]

Mahindra to join Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

· May 1, 2018

The world’s largest tractor manufacturer, by volume, will extend their research at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. The Mahindra Ag Tech Center ([email protected]) will focus on creating breakthrough technology products for the North American agriculture market. “Mahindra Group strives to be at the forefront of technology and innovation with a view to improve the […]

Virginia Tech cuts ribbon on tallest drone park in U.S.

· April 27, 2018

Virginia Tech is now home to the tallest drone park in the country. The university officially opened the 85-feet above ground, football-field-sized park Thursday. The tallest netted facility of its kind, the drone park has almost 3 million cubic feet of room to fly around. The drone park is a collaboration among various university entities, […]

Hawaii, Virginia Tech students win Syngenta Ag Scholarship

· November 21, 2017

University of Hawaii master’s student Aimee Uyehara and Virginia Tech University bachelor’s student Abigail Han are the national winners of the fourth annual Syngenta Agricultural Scholarship. Uyehara and Han were selected out of more than 100 eligible applicants who crafted essays about the importance of diversity and inclusion to the future of the agriculture industry. […]

Virginia Tech: LED lights make milk taste better

· December 7, 2016

Got milk? Light it up! Virginia Tech researchers have discovered that the new LED lights installed in milk display cases across the country do more than just reduce energy bills — they also help milk taste better. “We want to help figure out ways to return to the fresh taste of milk that our grandparents […]

Virginia Tech showcases precision ag in action

· October 12, 2016

Drone demos, UAVs for rogue weeds, and more… We are live at the Virginia Tech Precision Agriculture Day at Kentland Farm in Blacksburg, Virginia. Precision agriculture has become much more common on farms in recent years as producers use technology, such as iPads, GPS, and UAVs, to increase yields and make informed management decisions. Check […]

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