Technology

Strella Biotechnology secures funding

Strella Biotechnology Inc., developer of proprietary produce sensor technology designed to reduce food waste and improve quality, has closed a Series A funding round totaling $8 million The oversubscribed round was led by Millennium New Horizons, with participation from Google... more »

Digicrop views precision agriculture, robotics

Robotics and other technologies designed to benefit agriculture were at the forefront of Digicrop, the International Conference on Digital Technologies for Sustainable Crop Production. The virtual March 28-30 conference assembled researchers from a variety of... more »

Edible coating extends shelf life of fresh produce

A new edible coating, NatuWrap, extends the shelf life of fresh produce, cutting down on food waste. NatuWrap keeps moisture in and oxygen and unwanted micro-organisms out, according to a news release, providing value to... more »

Wilbur-Ellis sets climate change goals for social responsibility program

Wilbur-Ellis announced May 23 climate change goals to support Environmental Stewardship, a key part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility program. The goals are aimed at reducing carbon emissions and increasing the use of renewable... more »

CHS Foundation awards grants for precision agriculture research

The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., has awarded six grants totaling $829,000 to support development, education and sustainable benefits of precision agriculture. The CHS Foundation supports agricultural and energy-related projects at... more »

Biobest, PATS partnership gives growers access to scouting tool

Thanks to an alliance with technology company PATS, Biobest's portfolio of IPM solutions has gained a scouting tool. As of May 16, growers can take advantage of PATS-C, a system that detects real-time flying pests,... more »

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Mark Boyer, the former chair of the U.S. Apple Association board of directors, constantly seeks efficient and accurate ways of producing a profitable apple crop. Boyer is the second-generation owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a grower-packer-... more »

UGA-Griffin breaks ground on site to showcase new irrigation technologies

Industry professionals, homeowners and researchers will soon be able to get a firsthand look at new irrigation technologies in action at a demonstration irrigation site being constructed on the University of Georgia’s Griffin campus. On March... 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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