‘Precision Ag and Technology in the Produce Industry’ webinar set in Georgia

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association's July webinar, "Precision Ag and Technology in the Produce Industry," will be held virtually on July 13 at 1 p.m. Eastern. Hosted by Beth Oleson of the Georgia Fruit... more »

State ag secretary seeks innovative research to grow Pennsylvania industry

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding on June 30 called for research proposals on issues critical to sustaining and growing Pennsylvania's $132.5 billion agriculture industry. A total of $1.29 million is available to support eligible projects.... more »

Researchers learn how to teach a robot to pick a fruit

The availability of labor is one of the global issues in the agri-food sector today. And with the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in closed borders, the need for a quick implementation of automated production with robots... more »

Brandt announces plan to create more than 1,000 new jobs

The Brandt Group of Companies has announced plans to make a major investment in staffing and will hire more than 1,000 new employees by the end of 2021. The new positions will span the company's... more »

Semios acquires data mediation company Centricity

Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced June 21 it has acquired Centricity, developers of a suite of field data collection applications including ApRecs, a market-leading solution for agri-businesses. ApRecs allows growers to make better process... more »

UC Davis, check new cultivars for robotic strawberry harvest

University of California, Davis, has plans in place to put together a test agreement with to trial strawberry cultivars with robotic harvesting this fall. The cultivars put into the trial will be a combination... more »

Ideanomics acquires US EV tractor maker Solectrac

Ideanomics announced June 14 it has fully acquired Solectrac Inc., a California-based manufacturer and distributor of premium zero-emission electric tractors that use clean renewable sources of energy, furthering the mission to reduce commercial fleet greenhouse gas emissions.... more »

AgTech company Semios acquires Altrac to deliver more value to growers 

Vancouver, Canada-based Semios, a precision-farming platform for permanent crops, announced June 8 it has acquired Altrac, developers of an agriculture automation platform enabling farmers to monitor and control important agricultural systems required to produce high-value... 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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