Grapes

Syngenta promotes Kathy Eichlin in communications role

Syngenta has promoted Kathy Eichlin to head of U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications for Syngenta North America. In her new role, Eichlin is responsible for leading the U.S. Crop Protection Corporate Communications Team, as well... more »

Drought impacts linger even after California storms boost water supply

Severe winter storms that caused widespread flooding and damage to California communities also contributed to improving the state’s water-supply picture, increasing reservoir levels and boosting the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 222% of average last week.... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

French company testing hydrogen-fueled vineyard tractor

A French company has unveiled a hydrogen-fueled autonomous tractor designed for vineyard work. EXXACT Robotics showcased the TRAXX Concept H2 at World FIRA 2023, an agricultural robotics conference in mid-March in France. As the innovative... more »

WAVEx webinar to focus on improving vineyard water productivity

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) and Washington State University invite wine grape growers to register for an upcoming webinar on the use of novel irrigation technology and sensor-based irrigation scheduling to improve vineyard water... more »

Vineyard management firm adds Lumo irrigation technology

Redwood Empire Vineyard Management (REVM), a vineyard management company, is set to trial the first smart irrigation valve for growers this summer. Lumo, an Agtech company focused on water sustainability through the development of smart... more »

APHIS updates Spotted Lanternfly Control Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has completed a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for the spotted lanternfly. The EA is required under the National Environmental Policy Act for its Spotted... more »

Sagemoor Vineyards: Columbia River winegrape creation

Technology is an important part of Sagemoor Vineyards’ operations on hills above the Columbia River in Pasco, Washington.  In the face of a tighter labor supply, Sagemoor Vineyards relies on advances in farm machinery and... more »

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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

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