Technology

RIT faculty using smartphones, AI to help assess crop roots

A Rochester Institute of Technology faculty member is creating new artificial intelligence systems that could empower agricultural researchers, breeders, nurseries and other users to analyze the roots of their crops with the power of their... more »

Innovation can lead the way, California ag secretary Ross tells ag summit

Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, told a March 18 opening night audience for the Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit that innovative problem solving is itself an essential export of... more »

John Deere offers new lineup of Hagie Self-Propelled Sprayers

John Deere offers an all-new lineup of Hagie Self-Propelled Sprayers for model year 2022 to help farmers manage tight operating windows and challenging field conditions at various crop stages. Three models are being offered and... more »

John Deere 8 Series Tractor MY22 updates give farmers more options

Today’s farmers are adopting new practices to gain every production advantage possible. To help address these needs, John Deere has updated its 8 Series Tractors for model year 2022 by building on a strong foundation of existing... more »

Tomra has martGradeTM software on its SpectrimTM industrial imaging platform

Tomra Food has introduced SmartGrade on its Spectrim platform. The new system puts the packhouse in complete control of grading with such accuracy that it is able to pack fruit to maximize sales by matching... more »

Innovative harvesting system could be a game-changer for blueberry industry

In Oregon – part of the best blueberry growing region in the world – it’s expensive for pickers to hand-harvest the delicate fruit for fresh market. New harvesting technology developed by Wei Qiang Yang, associate... more »

Diverse experiences to be featured at Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

The Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 18-19 recognizes the increasingly international scope of the produce industry, with a number of presenters from Latin America and a diversity of experience and expertise... more »

CDFA secretary, staff to participate in California Small Farm Conference

The 33rd  annual California Small Farm Conference will feature California Department of Food & Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and agency staff during its series of educational webinars, videos and online forums Feb. 22-28. According to... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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