Time to upgrade: Modern solar and storage technology helps apple packers

When was the last time you walked into a grocery store and found the apple island empty (except during COVID)? The apple industry’s excess supply has made the price on a bin lower than it’s... more »

AI deep learning tech aids cherry packinghouses efficiencies

Cherry packers in California, the U.S., and New Zealand implemented TOMRA’s AI-powered trademarked LUCAi technology with its InVision2 grading platform during the past two seasons with excellent results. Prima Frutta Packing, Dunstan Hills and Panmure Orchards... more »

Kenneth Fox, Fox Packaging founder, dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a flexible packaging supplier, died April 17 at 91 years of age. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Kenneth Fox,” leaders of the Texas... more »

FDA meeting focuses on data and tech for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to participate in an April 24 virtual and... more »

“FoldBot” robot makes packaging more efficient

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_40681" align="aligncenter"... more »

AgroFresh acquires Pace, expands offerings

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has acquired Pace International LLC. Pace was a subsidiary of Valent BioSciences and is a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions, equipment and technical services. The acquisition includes all domestic and overseas operations.... more »

Fox Packaging hires Jensie Smith as account manager

Fox Packaging has hired Jensie Smith as retail and key account manager. Smith will manage a portfolio of key accounts, overseeing communication, streamlining artwork changes and guiding packaging programs. ... more »

Apple holdings significantly increase

Fresh and processing apple inventories are reported higher early March this year than in the previous year, according to a March 11 report from the U.S. Apple Association. According to the USAppleTracker report, the total... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) June 2024 issue.

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

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