Technology

Solectrac has new electric tractor, delivering to California vineyards, farms

Solectrac, a subsidiary of Ideanomics, announced  Aug. 4 the launch of the all-new e70N electric tractor, a specially designed, narrow model purpose-built for easy handling and maneuverability on vineyards and farm operations. The news follows... more »

John Deere launches Gator XUV Honor Edition to salute veterans

John Deere, a provider of advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land, has introduced the Gator XUV835M Honor Edition Utility Vehicle, designed to pay tribute to military veterans. These... more »

Washington State University to lead national AI research institute for ag

With a new $20 million federal grant, Washington State University will lead a multi-institutional research institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to labor, water, weather and... more »

Sentera introduces real-time mapping to aid decision support

Sentera announced July 22 expanded beta availability of the Real-Time Mapping  feature for the FieldAgent Aerial Scouting iOS app. In just seconds, RTM provides high-quality map products, at the field edge, with no internet connection... more »

West Michigan facility built for produce growers’ value-added products, food processing

The community college in the Michigan town of Muskegon is hedged about with fruit and vegetable farm operations. Blueberry farms and apple orchards dot the countryside, with major production areas in Sparta (apples) and South... more »

Tellus Agriculture and Rabobank acquire Conservis

Rabobank, a global food and agriculture bank, and Tellus Agriculture, global agriculture technology company, have acquired Conservis, a company that integrates disparate farm technologies into one streamlined interface to manage the business of farming. Together,... more »

Abundant Robotics discontinues fruit harvesting business

Abundant Robotics, a Hayward, California-based agricultural robotics company founded in 2016, has shut down. According to a memo about Abundant’s liquidation, the company “was unable to develop the market traction necessary to support its business... more »

Autonomous Pivot, Bloomfield Robotics win Innovation Icon Award

SVG Ventures and Forbes have announced that Israeli-based Autonomous Pivot and U.S.-based Bloomfield Robotics are the two winners of the Innovation Icon Award at the seventh annual Demo Day at the Forbes-THRIVE Future of Food... more »

Current Issue

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

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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