Technology

Phone app to navigate pesticide safety

Between 2010 and 2018, some 740 cases of pesticide-related illnesses were confirmed among farmworkers in Washington state, according to Joanne Bonnar Prado, epidemiologist with the Washington State Department of Health. Of these workers, 90% preferred... more »

Technology is on the move for growers

It sounds like science fiction: Robotic vehicles moving up and down orchard and vineyard rows, gathering information to guide growers in everything from harvesting to disease detection and pruning. Yet, that technology is under development... more »

SVG Ventures picks Thrive Australia Challenge winners, invests in startups

SVG Ventures-Thrive, a global agrifood innovation and investment platform based in Silicon Valley, announced Feb. 18 its entry into the Australian market with a view to establishing a headquarters and hub for SVG-Thrive in Melbourne... more »

American Frozen Food Institute rolls out marketing program for members

As the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) looks to enhance its value proposition with members, it has redesigned its sponsorship programs under a single umbrella called the AFFI Member Marketing Program. This high-value brand awareness program... more »

USDA funded $287.7M toward research projects on automation, mechanization

At $64.7 billion, specialty crops comprised one-third of U.S. crop receipts and one-sixth of receipts for all agricultural products in 2017. Many specialty crops are labor-intensive in production, harvesting, or processing. For example, harvest often... more »

Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit is a window on innovation

The Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns to Hartnell College on March 17-18, promising another deep dive into the latest tactics, equipment and thinking to maximize profit and consumer satisfaction in the fresh produce industry.... more »

John Deere launches 4M Heavy-Duty Compact Utility Tractor

John Deere, a provider of advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land, has launched the new John Deere 4M Heavy-Duty Tractor. Designed with commercial customers and large property owners in... more »

2020 United Fresh Innovation Awards application period now open

United Fresh has opened the application period for the 2020 United Fresh Innovation Awards. Companies are encouraged to nominate their products and solutions in seven categories for the winning title which will be announced at... more »


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