Technology

IFPA Fresh Field Catalyst names winners

International Fresh Produce Association has announced 12 winners of the Fresh Field Catalyst program. The winning companies will be invited to take part in an immersion week to take place May 9-13, where they will... more »

John Deere forms joint venture with GUSS Automation

Deere & Co. has formed a joint venture with GUSS Automation LLC, in Kingsburg, California. GUSS (Global Unmanned Spray System) is a pioneer in semi-autonomous orchard and vineyard sprayers. High-value crops (HVCs), such as orchards... more »

FIRA launches US edition in Fresno, California

World FIRA, the leading event in ag robotics, will launch FIRA USA in Fresno, California, Oct. 18-20, to provide autonomous systems and robots to California and North American growers. Jointly organized by the Global Organization... more »

New KestrelMet Weather Station available for 2022 season

A new tool available for the 2022 season, the KestrelMet 6000 AG Weather Station, provides farmers with a simple, cost-effective way to manage risk, create management timelines and achieve better irrigation efficiency. “The KestrelMet 6000... more »

FruitScout pinpoints cropping targets

Precision crop load management is routinely identified as the most important management strategy that determines the annual profitability of apple orchards. It’s also the most challenging tool to implement successfully. Growers recognize the economic impact... more »

Growers, data scientists team up for AI project

Data scientists at the University of Aberdeen are teaming up with fruit growers to build an artificial intelligence (AI) system to forecast harvests, which could potentially save the industry millions each year. The machine learning... more »

Autonomous fruit harvesting system shown by Darwin, Tevel Aerobotics

Darwin wcdi (we can do it), a fruit harvesting platform creator, of Italy and Spain, and Tevel Aerobotics Technologies LTD, a developer of fruit harvesting robots, of Israel, have joined forces to create  what it... more »

SVG Ventures, BASF team up for digital agricultural solutions

SVG Ventures Thrive has partnered with BASF on their AgroStart program as they expand their footprint into North America. AgroStart is BASF’s open innovation platform and the AgroStart North American roll-out will initially focus on... 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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