Canopy preparation helps robotic apple harvester

Visitors to the trade show floor at the annual meeting of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association in Kennewick saw multiple robotics companies. Robots are often pitched as the wave of the future; however, one of the companies at the meeting in November believes the future is now. While the implications for the industry may be uncertain, the promise of robotic harvesting is such that growers are looking at what steps they would be needed to use robots on their operations. Abundant Robotics of Hayward, California, hopes to have a working commercial system in Washington orchards sometim... more


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New UF blueberry variety machine-friendly

At an education session at January’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, University of Florida (UF) Assistant Professor of Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Patricio Muñoz sh... more

FMC execs to speak at Farm to Market Conference 

FruitGuys fund gives sustainability grants to 13 small farms

Ag Committee sends 2018 Farm Bill to House floor

Secretary Perdue announces new senior leaders at USDA

Microclimates for specialty crops created by high tunnels

Focus put on nutrient use efficiency by Verdesian Life Sciences

Registration opens for child injury prevention workshop, Aug. 14-15

Creative fruit, machinery, marketing drive Driscoll’s

“They thought they would do better if they had their own breeding program that focused on what the consumer wants, and not just what on the farmer wants.”

Food irradiation marketed to fresh produce market

Now, a growing firm called ScanTech Sciences is marketing its irradiation services for use with fresh produce.

Marketing, weather, rootstock improve for Georgia peach growers

All of these developments are good news for a younger generation of growers.

System detecting food pathogens quickly created by UGA scientist

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance issues its priorities Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance issues its priorities

Penn State, ag officials look to slow spread of spotted lanternfly

With spring and the accompanying emergence of insects upon us, grape grower... more

Destructive stink bug taking Washington state by swarm

Brown marmorated stink bugs creeping across floors, clinging to curtain fol... more

USApple awards Bronx school with Apples4Ed Grant

 The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has awarded a $5,000 grant to Bronx,... more

California approves AVIV, new low-dose biofungicide

Israel-based biopesticides company STK Bio-ag technologies' new biofungicid... more

Leadership transition at Allied Grape Growers

Azzule offers certification for Sustainability Standard

Ag secretary Perdue issues statement on Farm Bill release

Western Growers expands insurance services with new staff

Early spring mummy berry shoot strike infections eyed

BC Blueberry Council rebrands its product marketing

Growers asked to back increased funds for IR-4 project

Annual Strawberry Field Day set for May 9 in Santa Maria

Colder-than-normal March damages crops, delays planting

Pursell Agri-Tech announces new team members

Mucci Farms strawberries get President’s Choice award


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