Technology

FruitScout pinpoints cropping targets

Precision crop load management is routinely identified as the most important management strategy that determines the annual profitability of apple orchards. It’s also the most challenging tool to implement successfully. Growers recognize the economic impact... more »

Growers, data scientists team up for AI project

Data scientists at the University of Aberdeen are teaming up with fruit growers to build an artificial intelligence (AI) system to forecast harvests, which could potentially save the industry millions each year. The machine learning... more »

Autonomous fruit harvesting system shown by Darwin, Tevel Aerobotics

Darwin wcdi (we can do it), a fruit harvesting platform creator, of Italy and Spain, and Tevel Aerobotics Technologies LTD, a developer of fruit harvesting robots, of Israel, have joined forces to create  what it... more »

SVG Ventures, BASF team up for digital agricultural solutions

SVG Ventures Thrive has partnered with BASF on their AgroStart program as they expand their footprint into North America. AgroStart is BASF’s open innovation platform and the AgroStart North American roll-out will initially focus on... more »

Ceres Imaging enters integration partnership with Sentek

Ceres Imaging, the precision irrigation provider that helps farmers build more profitable and sustainable operation, has formed a new partnership with Sentek. With this partnership, customers will be able to see real-time sensors and data... more »

John Deere expands access to self-repair resources

John Deere announced March 21 it will enhance the capabilities of existing diagnostic tools and expand their availability. In 2023, the company will roll out an enhanced customer solution that includes a mobile device interface,... more »

Farm Bureau seeks entrepreneurs for Ag Innovation Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases... more »

Resource Innovation Institute welcomes new producer-partners

The Resource Innovation Institute (RII) welcomes its latest round of producer-partners planning to benchmark their energy- and water-efficiency performance metrics as part of a USDA-funded project aimed at encouraging innovation and resource efficiency in the... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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