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Novel lighting system designed for machine vision module of ag robots

A novel camera system using active lighting devised by Penn State researchers may be a crucial step in developing machine vision systems that allow robotic devices to more clearly "see" the agricultural targets with which... more »

New bacteria ID will help apple juice producers avoid spoilage

Apple juice lovers won’t be left with a bad taste, thanks to a new study that identifies three new bacteria species, one of which fouls up the flavor. The three new species – Alicyclobacillus mali,... more »

Over 200 New Jersey schools offering fresh fruit and vegetable program

In celebration of New Jersey Farm to School Week, Sept. 20-24, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Sept. 23 announced 202 New Jersey schools are participating in the 2021-2022 school year’s Fresh... more »

Finalists announced for Grow-NY $3M business competition

Empire State Development and Cornell University's Center for Regional Economic Advancement announced Sept. 15 the 20 finalists for year three of Grow-NY, a food innovation and agriculture technology business challenge focused on enhancing the emerging... more »

Multi-state partnership advances sustainability in US wine industry

The largest winegrowing states in the country – California, Oregon, New York and Washington, which produce 95% of U.S. wine – have established educational and certification sustainability programs over the past two decades, furthering the... more »

New Jersey farm sues labor department over ‘paperwork mistake’

A new lawsuit launched by a fourth-generation family farm asks whether a single government agency can act as prosecutor, judge and jury when handing out potentially ruinous fines, a news release representing the farm indicated.... more »

Use netting to control birds in vineyards

Vineyard managers should take care to control birds at this time when sugar contents are peaking in grapes, making them a highly desirable food source. Netting is probably the most effective control method, followed by... more »

Southern blight of apple new disease for Pennsylvania fruit growers

The 2021 growing season has been producing a couple of surprises, the latest being increased incidences of southern blight on apple. Southern blight of apple was first observed in Pennsylvania in 2018 and, unfortunately, is... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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