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John Deere unveils 2016 Gator XUV 825i Special Edition

John Deere is offering a new special edition Gator utility... more »

Timing of mechanical pruning impacts labor, fruit quality

When it comes to mechanical pruning, or hedging, Stefano Musacchi puts an emphasis on improving the size of the fruit, as well as its flavor. Musacchi, associate professor of horticulture at Washington State University, is... more »

The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give you a wide range of answers. The... more »

Companies honored by PMA for packaging contributions

Seventy-one submissions from 57 companies vied for five 2015 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Impact Awards: Excellence in Packaging. Winners of the 2015 Impact Award announced at the Friday general session of PMA Fresh Summit in... more »

Feds propose drone registry

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta have announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). According to... more »

Net Irrigate launches new xProxy remote monitoring solution

Net Irrigate announced the launch of its new xProxy remote monitoring solution. Providing continuous monitoring and real-time mobile updates on industrial machine statuses, xProxy can be easily configured to send specific, customizable messages to multiple recipients through... more »

Over-the-row harvester can work with high-density tart cherries

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have been working on an evolving technology since 2008, which is leading to a new method of harvesting tart cherries planted in high-density systems. Ron Perry, a professor of horticulture,... more »

Great Lakes EXPO expands trade show for farm market exhibitors

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO will add a second Trade Show Hall for 2015. The new hall, designated especially for farm market exhibitors, will be located just across the aisle from... more »


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