Technology

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance outlines farm bill principles

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, has released its statement... more »

Pheremones and beneficial nematodes and the effect on peaches

A free webinar in mid-September will look at research into how entomopathogenic nematodes and their pheromones can provide benefits to soil health and cropping systems. Entomopathogenic literally means “causing death to insects,” and the webinar... more »

AgTech award for labor management system goes to PickTrace

PickTrace, the only all-in-one labor management suite for agriculture with paperless hiring, time and productivity tracking and employee payments, has been selected as the “Labor Management Solution of the Year” in the 2022 AgTech Breakthrough... more »

Purdue highlights data-driven agriculture at Digital Ag Showcase

Agriculture technology experts at Purdue University will be discussing data-driven agriculture at the Digital Ag Showcase and providing demonstrations featuring practical applications and tools for farms. The Sept. 8 event at the Beck Agricultural Center... more »

Investors fund autonomous tractor company Sabanto

Sabanto Inc. has closed an oversubscribed $17M Series A funding round led by ag-tech venture firm Fulcrum Global Capital. DCVC Bio, Hico Capital, Yara Growth Ventures, Cavallo Ventures, Johnsonville Ventures and Trimble Ventures also participated... more »

MSU names director of Institute for Agricultural Technology

Michigan State University has selected a new director for its Institute for Agricultural Technology (IAT), which offers agricultural educational programs to graduates through industry-specific training. Jennifer Rivera starts in the role Jan. 1. She’s been... more »

USDA seeks drop in food losses, waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to feature the newest food loss and waste mitigation technologies at the second virtual Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair. The Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair is from... more »

Inflation Reduction Act brings $20 billion for climate-smart ag

The Inflation Reduction Act will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support climate-smart agriculture. This historic funding will bolster the new steps that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Aug. 15 to... 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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