Technology

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 »

Precision agriculture poised for growth

An agricultural engineering professor, in the forefront of high-tech innovation, believes there are significant advantages for specialty crop operators who pursue and adapt precision agriculture technologies. The bottom line – impacted by such trends as... more »

BEI demise spurs race to fill blueberry harvester void

When BEI International, a South Haven, Michigan, agriculture equipment supplier, went defunct last April, it left several growers throughout the country without their promised harvesting equipment and parts, and with little hope of recouping their... more »

Orchard rides hard cider wave

When Andrew Blake first approached his family with the idea of starting a hard cider operation at Blake Farms cider mill and orchard in Armada, Michigan, the response was less than enthusiastic. “We told him... more »

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FGN February 2021

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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

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