Grapes

Robotics Plus launches labor-saving autonomous vehicle

FRESNO, California – Robotics Plus, a New Zealand-based agritech company, launched its autonomous multi-use, modular vehicle platform for agriculture designed to carry out a variety of orchard and vineyard machine tasks to alleviate ongoing labor... more »

Initial Hurricane Ian damage estimates released

Hurricane Ian damaged more than 5 million acres of Florida agricultural land, including non-citrus fruit and tree nuts and winegrape vineyards in an estimated $1.56 billion in damages. University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food... more »

Dozens of Congressional leaders ask for action on spotted lanternfly

More than 40 members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take “immediate steps” to eradicate the spread of spotted lanternfly (SLF) – which was recently discovered for the first time in... more »

Climate change could spread brown marmorated stink bugs

A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest could become even more ubiquitous with climate change. A recent modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States... more »

Egyptian courts side with Sun World on grape cases

Three separate Egyptian courts have issued injunctions against four Egyptian companies who have grown Sun World International’s Sugrathirteen variety grapes without a license to do so. The court also appointed experts to collect samples and... more »

Company unifies all brands under Oxbo

Netherlands-based Ploeger Oxbo Group has unified all of its brands under the Oxbo brand. The equipment company had sold its products under the Oxbo, Ploeger, Bourgoin and FMC brands. Unifying under the Oxbo brand name will... more »

Georgia wine industry spreads with UGA’s help

When Cassandra and Gary Wiseman bought 185 acres of land in rural Jackson County, Georgia, they envisioned preserving the land through sustainable forestry stewardship. Over the next decade, they recognized the abundance of naturally growing... more »

Spotted lanternfly on the move in Indiana

Seen in July in Indiana’s Huntington County, the invasive spotted lanternfly has officially migrated to northern Indiana, just one year after its initial sighting in Switzerland County. Cliff Sadof, professor of entomology and Purdue Extension... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

Pecan trees and a happy surprise in the  barn

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