Technology

Farmers remain key to renewable energy future

California is progressing toward its goal of achieving 100% renewable and carbon-neutral electricity by 2045, and agriculture may be an integral part of the solution. Farmers statewide have invested in renewable-energy technologies near vineyards, row-crop... more »

Electric vehicles make debut in agriculture

No longer an idea only, electric tractors are making a quiet start in vegetable farms, vineyards and orchards. Innovation and out-of-the-box thinking seek to outfit farmers and especially specialty crop growers interested in automation and... more »

IFPA launches accelerator to boost technology in fresh industry

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has launched the Fresh Field Catalyst, an accelerator program, to attract start-up, scale up and international technology solution providers interested in entering the global produce market. “As we move towards... more »

Registration open for UGA-sponsored precision agriculture workshops

Registration is open through March 18 for the upcoming Utilizing Precision Ag Technology Workshop being presented by the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UGA Cooperative Extension on March 29... more »

‘AI-driven Innovations in Agriculture’ conference to feature Southeast experts

The Auburn University College of Agriculture and its fellow land-grant universities throughout the Southeast are jointly hosting a conference next month to address the potential of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation in agriculture. Titled “Envisioning 2050 in... more »

Verdant Robotics has multi-action autonomous farm robot for specialty crops

To meet farmers’ demands for more sustainable and profitable growing practices, Hayward, California-based Verdant Robotics announced the expansion of its robot-as-a-service (RaaS) model to ensure access for more specialty crop farmers today. Founded in late... more »

Automated fruit picking system named Agrifuture Concept Winner 2022

Kubota Corp. and President and Representative Director Yuichi Kitao were honored as Agrifuture Concept Winner 2022 at Agritechnica, a large farm machinery exhibition. The winning concept; automated fruit picking system developed jointly with Tevel Aerobotics... more »

Kubota introduces next generation tractor models to its Legacy L Series

Kubota Tractor Corp. announced Feb. 15 two new models to its legacy Standard L Series compact tractor line with the addition of the L3302 and the L3902. Kubota’s L Series was the first tractor that... 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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