Technology

USDA-ARS research entomologist honored for insect studies

A U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) research entomologist is being honored for her work with insects as biological controls. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, a USDA-ARS research entomologist, has been named a finalist for a... more »

Registration open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

Registration is open for Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Field Day. The university is inviting fruit and vegetable growers to participate in Purdue Extension's annual event, which is scheduled for July 20 from 9 a.m. to 1... more »

Technology revolutionizes cherry, small fruit grading, packing

Technology upgrades have swept through West Coast fruit packinghouses, with everything from stone fruit, apples and citrus processed on more sophisticated equipment than a generation ago. That includes cherries, which present several special handling needs:... more »

FlightSensor provides pest surveillance

New digital insect surveillance technology could help growers better detect and manage pests. For decades, limited pest monitoring options have been available to growers prior to taking corrective action. Sticky traps are a time-consuming and... more »

Wood pulp on tree fruit buds guards against frost damage

Tree fruit and vineyard growers are among those subjected annually to threats of significant economic losses from cold damage to reproductive fruit buds. An emerging approach is providing frost control, and researchers are optimistic regarding... more »

Purdue wins climate-smart agriculture and forestry grant

Purdue University has received a grant to help fight climate change in agriculture. The university won a five-year, $500,000 grant to play an education and workforce development role in the new $20 million AI Institute... more »

DPH Biologicals releases regeneratively-produced biological solution

After two years of developmental work, DPH Biologicals has released RegenAphex, a technology platform based on the regenerative power of a proprietary plant-based humus extract. The extract is produced at the company’s Princeton, Illinois site,... more »

University of California seeks grower input for indoor farming survey

University of California researchers are seeking grower input on emerging controlled environment agriculture (CEA) trends. Greenhouse operators are encouraged to participate in the 2023 State of Controlled Environment Agriculture survey. IUNU, a technology company that... more »

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