Technology

New produce label introduced by Pro Label International

Santa Barbara, California-based Pro Label International, a manufacturer of produce-labeling equipment and PLU labels, has released it latest model, the PL 2000 label applicator with optional print-on-demand functionality. According to the company, the PL 2000... more »

Bringing blockchain to the fruit market

It’s impossible to know whether a Super Bowl will live up to pregame hype, like the Philadelphia Eagles’ eight-point victory did in 2018. The same is true with explosive... more »

Cranberry grant provides funds to work with drone imaging

As part of the research grant, the University of Massachusetts Cranberry Station in Wareham is collaborating with a company that specializes in drone imaging technology, Skycision Inc. Skycision, founded in Pennsylvania in 2015, now has... more »

WSU, Australian scientists form Joint Center for Ag Robotics

To speed robotic advancements that help farmers grow food with fewer resources, scientists at Washington State University and Australia’s University of Technology Sydney have partnered to form the new Joint Center for Agricultural Robotics. The... more »

Glei’s apple orchard dabbles in new sorting technology in Michigan

Three miles east of Hillsdale (Michigan) College, Glei’s Orchards and Greenhouses is utilizing the newest technology in apple sorting. According to a story by Regan Meyer in the Hillsdale (College) Collegian, the new technology is... more »

UW-Madison, apple growers, bring data to the orchard

The robot weather station north of Richland Center, Wisconsin, stands sentinel above the deer fence of an apple orchard in the hills near Hell Hollow Road in Richland County. The device, a 21st-century enhancement of... more »

Thermaculture technology hiked 2018 fruit set by 24 percent

Agrothermal customers participating in 2018 growing season fruit-set data collection saw a significant increase in fruit set across varietals. Thermaculture technology uses interval heat-treatments to raise the plant temperature to the levels needed for optimal... more »

Auction dates set for Seneca Foods in Modesto

The team of Schneider Industries, New Mill Capital and Smith Food Machinery have set auction dates of Oct. 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Nov. 1 to sell over 5,000 lots of fruit processing, canning... more »


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