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IFTA Yakima Valley tour provides orchard insights

During the International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) conference and orchard visits, participants viewed the variety of fruit training systems and crop load management programs that Washington apple growers employ. Participants visited a half-dozen farms in... more »

Kenneth Fox, Fox Packaging founder, dies

Kenneth Fox, founder of Fox Packaging, has died. Fox, a flexible packaging supplier, died April 17 at 91 years of age. “With deep sorrow, we announce the passing of Kenneth Fox,” leaders of the Texas... more »

Custom Agronomics acquires BioTek Ag

Custom Agronomics, a custom formulator and manufacturer of private-label liquid plant nutrition, nutrient use efficiency and other specialty products, has acquired BioTek Ag to expand its focus on nutrient use efficiency products. BioTek Ag is... more »

Data collection tool expands farm management

An economical digital tool that tracks plant health that originated in the field crops sector is now available to specialty crop producers. Its initial entry in specialty crops, My Efficient Vineyard (MyEV), is an open-access... more »

On-farm AI: research guides decisions

Washington State University is leading an effort to tackle three distinct areas where artificial intelligence (AI) use can help agriculture meet challenges posed by changing weather: farm operations, water allocation and labor. The AgAID AI... more »

Strawberries in Canadian greenhouse lighting project

Strawberries are a part of Canada’s Center for Horticultural Innovation’s search for the best possible supplemental lighting to integrate into the greenhouse industry. The center plans to conduct strawberry trials in their experimental greenhouse, testing... more »

FDA meeting focuses on data and tech for food safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking ideas on how the agency can leverage data and technology to advance food safety. The FDA is asking stakeholders to participate in an April 24 virtual and... more »

Proper maintenance aids orchard irrigation systems: Rivulis

Planning is key for running efficient irrigation systems. In the world of farming, investing in orchards and permanent crops is like planting seeds for long-term success — think a decade or even up to 50... more »

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On-farm AI: Water, farm, labor research guide decisions

Data collection tool expands farm management

Carmel Valley winegrapes: Parsonage Village Vineyard

IFTA Yakima Valley tour provides orchard insights

IFTA recognizes tree fruit honorees

Pennsylvania recognizes fruit industry professionals

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