Fruits

UCDavis hosts Grape Day at the Oakville Station

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis will host a Grape Day at the Oakville Station from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. The event will include a variety... more »

MSU hires farm manager for plant pathology, entomology centers

Michigan State University has hired a new farm manager to oversee its Plant Pathology and Entomology Research Centers. Jared Andrews will direct and lead daily operations and administrative duties at the two MSU AgBioResearch on-campus... more »

IFPA offers sneak peek at Washington conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is gearing up for its annual Washington Conference, set to take place in the first week of June. The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

DPR data shows that 97% of fresh fruit, vegetable samples tested contain no illegal pesticide residue

Newly released California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) data show that 97% of fresh fruit and vegetable samples collected and tested contain no illegal pesticide residue. The department’s 2022 California Pesticide Residue Monitoring Annual Report includes information... more »

USApple talks labor with Secretary of Agriculture, Labor Secretary

The U.S. Apple Association (USApple) entered into some high-level meetings with Washington, DC, officials, including the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, about the difficult topic of labor. On May 20, Jim Bair, USApple president and CEO,... more »

FIRA USA to showcase ag robotics in northern California

The FIRA USA ag robotics conference returns to California. Ag robotics is the focus of a fall northern California FIRA USA farm automation conference. FIRA USA is returning and is set to provide a convergence... more »

Wisconsin Cherry Board election underway

Wisconsin tart cherry growers have until June 15, 2024 to submit votes to elect two new members to the five-member Wisconsin Cherry Board. No nominations were received by the original March 29, 2024 nomination period... 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 »

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