Technology

Soiltech Wireless completes $2.5M funding round

Soiltech Wireless, the leader in remote crop monitoring and traceability from field to transport and storage, has completed its seed funding round of $2.5 million. Leading the round was Homegrown Capital along with Great North... more »

Penn State ag engineers design early step for robotic, green-fruit thinning

Penn State agricultural engineers have developed, for the first time, a prototype “end-effector” capable of deftly removing unwanted apples from trees — the first step toward robotic, green-fruit thinning. The development is important, according to... more »

Nabaco adds produce industry expert to board of directors

Craig Stephen, a senior leader and advisor in the consumer food and produce industry, has joined the board of directors and advisory board for Nabaco® Inc. Nabaco manufactures a revolutionary safe and edible coating that extends... more »

Abstracts for Fresno ag robot event due soon

Academics, researchers and students have until July 18 to submit abstracts for FIRA USA (International Forum for Agricultural Robots). The event, Oct. 18-20 at the Fresno Convention Center, will bring together growers, robot manufacturers, startups,... more »

Cornell’s precision viticulture research – from soil to canopy

Researchers at Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science are addressing vineyard variability challenges with new digital agriculture solutions. They are bringing engineers into the vineyard to develop and test various soil, canopy and crop... more »

SafePods offer peek into what’s going on in CA rooms

Storage Control Systems’ SafePods will be hitting several milestones this fall as apple growers fill controlled-atmosphere rooms: 10 million bushels will have been stored using the system, and the number of units will break the... more »

Guardian Ag, Wilbur-Ellis partner to bring autonomous aircrafts to growers

Guardian Agriculture, the developer of the first fully autonomous crop protection aircraft system, has secured a multi-million-dollar partnership with Wilbur-Ellis, a marketer, distributor and manufacturer of agriculture products, specialty chemicals and animal feed. The partnership... more »

Novozymes, AgroFresh focus on post-harvest freshness

Biotech company Novozymes and post-harvest freshness solutions provider AgroFresh are forming a research and commercialization partnership. Through the partnership, the companies will be developing products that can improve post-harvest food quality and minimize waste by... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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