Technology

Novozymes, AgroFresh focus on post-harvest freshness

Biotech company Novozymes and post-harvest freshness solutions provider AgroFresh are forming a research and commercialization partnership. Through the partnership, the companies will be developing products that can improve post-harvest food quality and minimize waste by... more »

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 »

Digicrop views precision agriculture, robotics

Robotics and other technologies designed to benefit agriculture were at the forefront of Digicrop, the International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production. The virtual March 28-30 conference assembled researchers from a variety of... more »

Edible coating extends shelf life of fresh produce

A new edible coating, NatuWrap, extends the shelf life of fresh produce, cutting down on food waste. NatuWrap keeps moisture in and oxygen and unwanted micro-organisms out, according to a news release, providing value to... more »

Wilbur-Ellis sets climate change goals for social responsibility program

Wilbur-Ellis announced May 23 climate change goals to support Environmental Stewardship, a key part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility program. The goals are aimed at reducing carbon emissions and increasing the use of renewable... more »

CHS Foundation awards grants for precision agriculture research

The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., has awarded six grants totaling $829,000 to support development, education and sustainable benefits of precision agriculture. The CHS Foundation supports agricultural and energy-related projects at... more »

Biobest, PATS partnership gives growers access to scouting tool

Thanks to an alliance with technology company PATS, Biobest's portfolio of IPM solutions has gained a scouting tool. As of May 16, growers can take advantage of PATS-C, a system that detects real-time flying pests,... more »

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Mark Boyer, the former chair of the U.S. Apple Association board of directors, constantly seeks efficient and accurate ways of producing a profitable apple crop. Boyer is the second-generation owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a grower-packer-... 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

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower