Weed Control

Carbon Robotics secures $27M for its autonomous field weeders

Carbon Robotics, an agriculture robotics company, announced Sept. 1 it secured $27 million in Series B financing from Anthos Capital, Ignition Partners, Fuse Venture Capital, Voyager Capital, Bolt and Liquid2 Ventures to accelerate the company's... more »

Registration open for University of Kentucky’s July Spray Clinic

The University of Kentucky will host a spray clinic July 15 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton as part of its Kentucky Agricultural Training School. During the clinic, University of... more »

Nufarm launches Longbow EC herbicide and harvest aid

Nufarm Americas Inc. has announced the launch of Longbow EC, the latest in Nufarm’s portfolio of herbicides and harvest aids, helping growers achieve with cleaner crops at harvest time and providing weed management by controlling... more »

Optimizing herbicide performance during droughty conditions

Many non-irrigated areas of the Upper Midwest are becoming significantly droughty as our weather prematurely enters the dog days of summer.  There are several agricultural impacts of these hot and dry conditions, including on weed... more »

Weed scientist known for helping others is new WSU Crop and Soil Science chair

Solving problems and helping people is what led Drew Lyon into his career. This Washington State University weed scientist also loves figuring out how plants work. “Every weed is different, and it’s fascinating to learn... more »

Louisiana ag workers file lawsuit against herbicide manufacturers

Two former Louisiana agricultural workers suffering from Parkinson's disease have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of the herbicide paraquat. The plaintiffs, including a former Louisiana State Ag Center Extension agent, worked in the state's ag... more »

Smart tech makes farming blueberries cheaper, more environmentally friendly

The wild blueberry market has developed into a multimillion-dollar industry in North America, with consumers pushing up demand as they seek out the prized berries for a range of health benefits. Growing and harvesting the... more »

California registration OK’d for Craze Herbicide from Nichino America

Craze Herbicide from Nichino America Inc. is now registered in California for use on grapes and nut crops as well as nonbearing stone fruit, the company announced April 15. The active ingredient in Craze, orthosulfamuron, is... more »

Current Issue

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

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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