Technology

Cloud based software helps growers on the ground

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Fruit Tec REDpulse pneumatic defoliation for apples demonstrated

Demonstrations of the Fruit Tec REDpulse pneumatic defoliation for apples are scheduled this week in Washington state. REDpulse defoliation removes most of the shading leaves completely or parts of it. Light parts of the fruit skin... more »

Gripple designs cable joiner for fruit growers

A joining and suspension solutions manufacturer, Gripple, has launched a new agricultural innovation with the introduction of a new joiner, specifically designed for the U.S. fruit growers. The Gripple GP90 has been in development for... more »

Michigan AgrAbility intoduces demonstration farm

Michigan AgrAbility has partnered with Holland area farmer Doug Ver Hoeven in establishing a demonstration farm where farmers can see and try a variety of assistive technology tools and equipment before investing in aides that... more »

DeltaTrak launches new in-transit produce data loggers

DeltaTrak in early September launched two new FlashLink Real-Time Prime In-Transit Loggers at Hong Kong trade show Asia Fruit Logistica. The FlashLink Real-Time Prime 2G and 3G In-Transit Loggers offer a 12-month battery shelf life and a new... more »

California drone company releases beneficial insects

Drones and insects have a lot in common: spindly appendages, buzzing noises, flight – and the ability to significantly impact fruit and vegetable crops. A California startup company is pairing the two as a service... more »

Robotic strawberry harvester gathers $7.5M of investments

A total $7.5 million recently was invested in Advanced Farm Technologies (AFT), a developer of robotic farming equipment that includes the T-6 robotic strawberry harvester. Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), the strategic business... more »

Rotating cross-arm trellis lowers blackberry costs

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda of the Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia, developed arotating cross-arm (RCA) trellis and cane-training system for floricane-fruiting blackberry—blackberry plants that produce harvestable fruit after the... more »


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