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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 »

Great Lakes EXPO Farm Market Bus Tour returns

The annual Great Lakes EXPO Fruit & Vegetable EXPO's annual Farm Market Bus Tour is back for 2021. Join Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News for the bus tour and visit some of west... more »

Hazel Technologies shares tips for a successful AgSharks pitch

With the close of applications for the 2021 AgSharks Competition, the founder of previous winner Hazel Technologies is reflecting on the evolution of his company and the jumpstart it received by participating in the $250,000... more »

Research seeks resilience for California aquifers

One day in early October, a group of University of California, Merced, students went to the campus Smart Farm, augurs in hand, to explore the soil for the best spots to locate moisture sensors. They... more »

Open burning window closing for California grape growers

With a deadline looming for the end of open burning of removed orchards or vineyards in the San Joaquin Valley, farmer Tom Murphy is contemplating his limited options. The problem, Murphy said, is the trellis... more »

Biden pursues reversal of rules for California water projects

The struggle over management of water supplied through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta continues as the Biden administration seeks a reversal of rules put in place by agencies under the Trump administration. In early October, the... more »

Making the healthy choice the easy choice in Virginia

Fresh produce isn’t hard to come by at any of Virginia’s more than 250 farmers markets. Some might call the rainbow of offerings, from bright red tomatoes this summer to earthy purple beets this fall,... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed October to be Michigan Apple Month, recognizing the importance of the Michigan Apple industry. Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many specialty crops such as apples. Apples... more »

Current Issue

Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Water woes challenge Western ag

A sentimental look at the impact of Larry Gut

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Climatology, tree and small fruits Great Lakes EXPO topics

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Controlling rodent pests in the orchard

Farm Market column: Seek a brand that builds positive customer response

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm community can help lead to better times

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