The 52nd World Ag Expo is taking off this week in Tulare. Here you can find just about anything and everything when it comes to the farming and agriculture industry.
Dan Morgado is a vendor at the expo. He says this is the cutting front edge of technology and innovation.
“The name of the game is more efficient and more cost effective,” says Morgado.
Morgado says people come from all around the world to purchase new technology to meet their farming needs.
JJ Dagorret was a top ten winner for his invention called the cyclone. He says the cyclone is suppose to help fruit farmers pick fruit in a safer way.
“In the tree fruit industry everything is picked by a ladder,” says Dagorret. “So, everybody has to climb in the latter into the canopy pick the fruit in the tree and then climb back down walk to a bin and then dump the bag.”
According to Dagorret his vacuum machine eliminates the hassle of carrying a bag full of fruit around.
“Now we don’t have to hold the weight of the bag anymore,” says Dagorret. “You know you drop it and it’s gone.”
Another new invention coming to the World Ag Expo is a new agriculture drone which can fly over fields.
Kaveh Nemati is a Cal Poly student. He says this drone can also land on the ground and drive around in fields.
“So, what we produced is the worlds first precision agriculture drone that can fly and drive,” says Nemati.
Nemati worked with Scientific Cal Ag and produced this device that will fly over fields to identify problematic locations then land and drive around in the middle of it.
The World Ag Expo will open their doors Tuesday February 12 at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is $15 to enter and children under six are free.