Technology

Crafting the right farm property insurance coverage

As a farmer you are well acquainted with risk and the many forms it can take to impact your operation. An important risk mitigation tool that farmers can use is insurance on farm property. Insurance... more »

Best practices for choosing business structure

A poorly structured farm operation, including those that offer farm market and agritainment options but are not properly organized from a business perspective, is a sure recipe for disaster. Avoiding such risks is the basis... more »

Automated trucks may play central role in future transportation

At a recent meeting of the United Fresh Supply Chain Logistics Council, chairman Kenny Lund asked all in attendance to predict how long it would be before autonomous trucks are accepted in transportation for produce. “The... more »

Florida farmers use web-based tool to ward off strawberry diseases

Farmers  are adapting to a UF/IFAS-developed, web-based monitoring system that can help the environment by using less chemical treatment to prevent strawberry diseases, which will help the state’s $306 million a year crop, a new... more »

Cornell researchers developing weather technology for farmers

Researchers at Cornell University are developing technology to help farmers lessen damage from warm winters, according to Allison Chatrchyan, director of the Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture. A current development is a freeze risk... more »

Harvest technology curbs labor woes

Michigan apple grower Steve Tennes has seen his attempts to grow his farm’s production numbers crimped by ongoing labor concerns. His foray into finding a solution to those challenges was bolstered this past growing season... more »

IFTA continues precision-based conference

The International Tree Fruit Association’s (IFTA) Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, continues Thursday with a full array of educational programming for the more than 400 attendees. The IFTA Orchard Tour Feb. 9 on The... more »

UM students seek growers’ input on drone development

Drone technology is rapidly becoming an added tool for growers to do field surveys and crop analysis. A group of University of Michigan (UM) graduate students received feedback from farmers on a drone technology they are... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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