Technology

Huron Fruit Systems work platform eases orchard tasks

The ongoing labor crunch impacting specialty crop growers has put an enhanced emphasis on reducing the number of workers required in the production process. Among the industry contributors who long-ago recognized this opportunity is Walter... more »

Fully autonomous 8R Tractor revealed by John Deere during CES 2022

During a press conference at CES 2022, John Deere revealed a fully autonomous tractor that’s ready for large-scale production. The machine combines Deere’s 8R tractor, TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system, and new advanced technologies.... more »

10 trends shaping future of food, agtech in 2022 eyed by S2G Ventures

S2G Ventures, a leading multi-stage investment firm focused on the food, agriculture, ocean and seafood markets, has unveiled ten Food and AgTech trends that will shape the future of food in 2022, in advance of... more »

Naïo’s vineyard robot TED hits the US at CES 2022

Naïo Technologies, a French company specializing in autonomous agricultural robots, has just celebrated its 10th anniversary and 60,000 hours of operations under real conditions. The company is scaling up its development now. In January, its... more »

World FIRA focuses on agricultural robotics

A successful sixth edition of the World FIRA was held Dec. 7-9 with over 1,500 participants from over 50 countries  gathered around agricultural robotics in Toulouse (south of France) and online to discover some thirty... more »

New agriculture sensor development platform launched

AgSensor Solutions, a platform company designed to help sensor creators move agricultural applications to market more quickly, has been formed by a collaboration of three established firms. The partners in the new venture are: AGD... more »

Cyber world calls for diligent IT protection

What, me worry? That may be the response of some specialty crop produce company operators, including farm owners and managers, when the subject turns to cybersecurity risks impacting agricultural operations. The agricultural industry has for... more »

Rapid Robotics named to list of the Next Big Things in Tech

Rapid Robotics, creator of a ready-to-work robotic machine operator, announced Nov. 19 that it has been named to Fast Company’s inaugural Next Big Things in Tech list, honoring the technology breakthroughs that promise to shape the... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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