New tech enables Freshco to detect stem splits and punctures in apples

Apple grower and exporter Freshco has enhanced its grading process by upgrading to TOMRA’s Spectrim LUCAi. This new technology has enabled Freshco's to detect stem splits and punctures, key defects that previously required intensive manual... more »

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

New releases from Cornell’s Geneva Apple Rootstock program should benefit growers through increased fire blight resistance, larger-sized and better-yielding fruit and even help growers by supplying sub-dwarfing varieties. Cornell’s Geneva rootstock... more »

Walmart, Agritask partner to enhance cherry crop sourcing

Walmart has entered a partnership with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence company, to pilot a technology solution aimed at improving produce-sourcing decisions for seasonal fruits such as cherries and blackberries. This initiative, in collaboration with... more »

National Plant Diagnostic Network: Plant health at a crossroads, the economic imperative of fully funding NPDN

The National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is a crucial bastion in the defense of the United States’ agricultural and natural ecosystems, ensuring the health of a sector that contributes over $1 trillion to the U.S.... more »

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Farming has forever been changed by technology, with new innovations helping growers of fruit, vegetables and tree nuts improve things such as pest management, disease monitoring and data collecting. One of the biggest help to... more »

WeighPack Systems introduces bulk weigh filling machine

Precision weigh-filling and packaging machinery manufacturer WeighPack Systems Inc. has launched a new bulk weigh filling machine. The new bulk weigh filling machine system integrates an in-line metal detector between the filling process and weigh... more »

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

The third iteration of the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics, known as FIRA-USA, plans to offer growers of tree fruit, grapes, berries, vegetables and nuts a view of the state of specialty crop robotics and... more »

Organic Produce Summit announces changes

New elements mark this year’s Organic Produce Summit The Organic Produce Summit (OPS) has made some changes to this year’s show, including the addition of a fireside chat. Scheduled for July 10-11 in Monterey, California,... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network


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