Technology

Companies partner to promote sustainable management practices

Alta Energy, a renewable energy procurement and management services provider, has partnered with sustainability consulting firm Measure to Improve, LLC, to offer the produce industry a proactive approach to improving the sustainability of operations through... more »

Calibrate your sprayer to save money on pesticides

Pickup trucks need occasional tuneups and oil changes, so it stands to reason that a boom sprayer needs a checkup at least once a year before it’s driven out of the barn and onto fields... more »

New Green Ox & Box shipping kit available

The Green Ox & Box, an all-in-one corrugated packing and shipping kit, is now available from Green Ox Pallet Technology. The kit offers cost savings, revenue opportunities, and shipping options for unique shipping protocols, according... more »

New Eagle Packaging machinery creates XL trays

Eagle Packaging Machinery has recently introduced the Vassoyo Air XL for forming extra-large produce trays with or without a lid. The tray former can create trays up to 60"x60" and uses a Nordson glue system.... more »

Mooij Agro develops vertical airbag for box storage

Mooij Agro has developed the patented Mooij Climbing Airbag. The stand-alone, inflatable, vertical climbing airbag is designed for sealing ducts in box storage for crops. This product was developed out of a need from the... more »

MSU AgBioResearch receives new planter

The Michigan State University (MSU) fruit research stations across Michigan have recently received their newest piece of equipment thanks to Gillison’s Variety Fabrication and the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission (MTFC). Staff at the MSU research... more »

Conference to offer guidance on energy systems

Are you considering a small wind project (less than 100 kW) for your farm? Or are you looking for guidance on choosing a solar photovoltaic system for your farm? If your answer is yes to... more »

New Dole packaging targets snacking on the go

Dole is launching its new GO Berries!, three snack-size packages that snap apart. Each contains 4 ounces of fresh Dole strawberries. Ventilated for freshness and rinsing, the proprietary package is the first to provide "snap-rinse-go"... more »

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