Technology

Precise Manufacturing loans hedger to MSU research center

Precise Manufacturing of Casnovia, Michigan, recently loaned a one-sided Bear Back hedger to Michigan State University's (MSU) Clarksville Research Center, to be used for research and demonstration purposes, said Phil Schwallier, an MSU Extension educator.The... more »

Harvard fruit project included in USDA nanotechnology grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food... more »

Titan Farms to open new facility

Titan Farms, a grower, packer and shipper of peaches and vegetables in the Southeast, confirmed today that the upgrade and expansion of their packing facility is on schedule for a May grand opening. The upgrade... more »

Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop April 25

Wine and raisin grape growers and managers won't want to miss the Fresno State Vineyard Mechanization & Sensing Workshop at Fresno State on Saturday, April 25. The Department of Viticulture and Enology has a great... more »

Wind machine donated to Clarksville Research Center

A state-of-the-art, $35,000 Orchard-Rite wind machine has been installed at the Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch Clarksville Research Center (CRC), thanks to a donation from the manufacturer in Yakima, Washington, and its service company in... more »

Michigan Cider Association holding weeklong event

The newly formed Michigan Cider Association (MCA) and Michigan State University Extension are pleased to announce one of Michigan’s first cider weeks to be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, April 6-12. This weeklong event includes... more »

A&B Packing acquires Lakewood Process Machinery product lines

A&B Packing Equipment has acquired the product lines of Lakewood Process Machinery, effective March 6.This acquisition represents a pooling of the expertise of two major fruit and vegetable equipment manufacturers and will produce a superior... more »

Growers will have to adapt to changing weather patterns

Last year was Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two agencies recently announced that Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4˚ F since... more »


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