Technology

Report: autonomous machines could revolutionize ag

Through improving productivity and precision and operational efficiencies, autonomous machines are set to transform crop farming, according to a new report by RaboBank's RaboResearch. Despite the potential, adoption of the technology faces hurdles due to... more »

Taranis launches agronomic engine Ag Assistant

Taranis, a crop intelligence provider, has introduced Ag Assistant, an AI-powered agronomic engine designed to assist crop input and farm management decision-making. This tool uses multimodal AI to enhance the speed and accuracy of addressing... more »

New Hampshire awarded $10 million for climate resilient agriculture

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has been awarded $10 million for climate resilient agriculture studies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the funds for the institution to develop more sustainable ways to implement climate-smart... more »

WSU schedules irrigation tech field day

An irrigation field day is scheduled by Washington State University (WSU) and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission to show growers the latest in irrigation technological advances. The Irrigation Technology Field Day is scheduled for... more »

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

Innovative spraying technology can help manage pests and diseases threats, which can significantly harm fruit and tree nut crops, affecting yield and quality. The new tech helps ensure healthy trees and abundant production. Responsible use... more »

John Deere offers new gator utility vehicles

New utility vehicles introduced by John Deere John Deere has released two utility vehicles that are designed to improve grower efficiencies. The new Gator XUV 845 and Gator XUV 875 utility vehicles are designed to... more »

Monarch Tractor, Verizon partnership promotes connectivity

Monarch Tractor and Verizon Business have entered a partnership to support more sustainable farming practices with the use of autonomous tractors connected via Verizon’s network. Monarch developed the MK-V, the world’s first fully electric, autonomous,... more »

Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness 

Run by fifth- and sixth- generation family members, Pearson Farms planted its first peach trees in 1885. Pecan trees were added in the 1930s. Lanier and Lawton Pearson. Photos courtesy Pearson... 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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