Technology

GUSS Automation debuts driverless orchard herbicide sprayers at John Deere dealers

GUSS Automation has introduced an autonomous herbicide orchard sprayer – Herbicide GUSS, available at select John Deere dealers. This high-tech herbicide sprayer removes the driver from the vehicle to eliminate exposure to the chemical being... more »

Biome Makers, Syngenta join tech to improve soil biodiversity

Biome Makers BeCrop technology is used across the globe to deliver insights into soil biology and sets the standard for soil health. Syngenta’s research and development-led LivinGro program will use BeCrop to make science-based decisions... more »

USDA: Protect your PACA rights

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding buyers and sellers of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables subject to the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) how to preserve their rights when using electronic invoicing. Buyers... more »

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center’s Sixth Annual Field Day saw its biggest attendance yet, keeping on track with the increased participation every year since the inaugural event. The 2022 event in late July, however, marked... more »

UF’s Mike Gutter to lead Virginia Cooperative Extension

Mike Gutter, who has an extensive track record of developing and funding partnerships and programs that benefit local communities, has been named the director of Virginia Cooperative Extension and an associate dean of the Virginia Tech College of... more »

Summit focuses on climate change solutions

SVG Ventures|THRIVE will showcase innovative start-ups and their plans to address climate change at the Global Impact Summit. The summit is the culmination of a six-month search through more than 500 applicants from 70 countries;... more »

Bayer’s Woodland Research Facility celebrates 50 years

From aggressive diseases and pest pressures to climate shifts, labor shortages and evolving consumer preferences, growers are facing more and more challenges in their work to grow nutritious and great-tasting fruits and vegetables. Innovation is... more »

Industry decries Cal/OSHA decision against autonomous tractor maker

The agriculture industry is questioning a California regulatory agency’s unfavorable ruling against autonomous tractor maker Monarch Tractor. Many industry people consider the decision, which maintains 1970s farm machinery rules, a step backward for California agriculture.... more »

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Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

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