Fruits

Strella Biotechnology secures funding

Strella Biotechnology Inc., developer of proprietary produce sensor technology designed to reduce food waste and improve quality, has closed a Series A funding round totaling $8 million The oversubscribed round was led by Millennium New Horizons, with participation from Google... more »

Viticulture Field Day returns to SW Michigan Research and Extension Center

The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center’s (SWMREC) Viticulture Field Day is July 27. The Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center hosts its Viticulture Field Day on July 27. Photo: Michigan... more »

Driscoll’s pioneers indoor strawberries

Driscoll’s Inc., in a partnership with Plenty Unlimited Inc., is planning an indoor growing facility designed to marry strawberry growing expertise with vertical farm technology. Watsonville, California-based Driscoll’s hasn’t chosen a site yet or released... more »

Apples in storage tracking about 11% higher than in 2021

There were 44.4 million bushels of apples in storage on June 1, according to the U.S. Apple Association, which is 10.7% more than a year ago. The association’s monthly USAppleTracker report, released June 10, shows... more »

USApple Outlook conference speakers set

USApple’s annual Outlook conference will feature speakers representing retail, transportation, marketing, the apple association and banking. The speakers are: Tom Barnes, CEO of Category Partners; Chris Gerlach, director of industry analytics for USApple; Leslie McGranahan,... more »

First UF blackberry day shows challenges, opportunities

At Florida’s inaugural blackberry field day, growers discussed challenges of the crop, which is experiencing increasing consumer demand. During the May 25 event at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS)... more »

USHBC names inaugural Blueberry Industry Leadership Program

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has chosen the inaugural class of its Blueberry Industry Leadership Program. Launched in March, the program is designed to elevate up-and-coming leaders in the blueberry industry by providing in-depth training,... more »

Meet FGN’s new managing editor

Although this is my first column for Fruit Growers News, I’m hoping many of you recognize my name or face. Before becoming the managing editor for FGN and sister publication Vegetable Growers News, I spent... more »

Current Issue

Driscoll’s pioneers indoor strawberries

First UF blackberry day shows growers challenges, opportunities

Digicrop views robotics, precision agriculture

Powdery mildew detector fights strawberry disease

Farm Market column: How to find, keep your farm’s CSA members

Notes From the Farm column: Pecan sprayers, fruit rot and increasing health issues

Ag Labor Review column: Building a better understanding of farm life

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