Advanced Farm Technologies gets $25M Series B funding round

Davis, California-based Advanced Farm Technologies Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced Sept.21 it has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the... more »

Ontario apples promise great sweetness and flavor this fall

As apple harvest gets under way once again, Ontario consumers can expect great looking apples bursting with sweetness and flavor this fall. That’s due to plentiful July rains that encouraged fruit growth and hot, sunny... more »

USApple: Many apple businesses omitted from COVID-19 assistance program

Many U.S. apple businesses won’t qualify for critical COVID-relief assistance that was announced Sept. 9 by USDA, said the U.S. Apple Association. The $700 million Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant program is intended to... more »

Arctic apple marketers report successful ‘tasting event’

Summerland, British Columbia-based Okanagan Specialty Fruits, developer and grower behind the Arctic apple varieties, recently launched a sampling event in the San Francisco Bay area with huge success. Over 12,000 Arctic apple samples were handed... more »

117th Annual Meeting & NW Hort Expo still plans to be in-person event

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association and the Northwest Hort Expo are still planning an in-person conference and trade show Dec. 6-8 at the Yakima Convention Center and Yakima Valley SunDome. "In accordance with Governor... more »

American Cider Association hosts Diane Flynt as keynote speaker for CiderCon 2022

The American Cider Association has announced that award winning cidermaker Diane Flynt will be the keynote speaker at CiderCon 2022 set to take place in Richmond, Virginia, from Feb. 2-4, 2022. Flynt's keynote presentation will... more »

USDA: Apples and oranges are the top US fruit choices

Apples held the top spot for total fruit available for consumption in 2019 with loss-adjusted apple juice availability at 12.6 pounds (1.4 gallons) per person, fresh apples at roughly 10 pounds per person, and canned,... more »

Crunch Time Apple Growers expands acres for club apples

Brett Kast, a fourth-generation grower near the town of Albion in New York state, likes the way that SnapDragon and RubyFrost apples redden and ripen during the middle of the harvest season. They’re in little... more »

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Troon Vineyard makes wine with minimalist approach

Wafler Farms: family, fruit, nursery

MSU Extension educator relishes new opportunity

Reduced insecticide, IPM programs are key

Blueberry group energized after planning effort, referendum OK

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

Mating disruption: Certifications, trials among updates from companies

Protein-based biologicals among trends in IPM

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