Technology

Mobile app helps protect bees from pesticides

Protecting bees from pesticides just got easier with the release by Oregon State University of a smartphone app that farmers and beekeepers can use to consult a publication when they’re out in the field. [caption... more »

Bosch, Flex invest in CropX

Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) and the Flex technology accelerator Lab IX have invested in CropX, a provider of adaptive irrigation. CropX plans to use the strategic partnerships to... more »

Produce, technology join at PMA Tech Knowledge

The third annual Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Tech Knowledge Symposium, May 17-19 in Santa Clara, California, aims to help industry members discover solutions and prepare for the future. PMA Tech Knowledge Symposium will... more »

Nominations open for FreshTech Achievement Award

The United Fresh Produce Association is now taking nominations for its first FreshTech Achievement Award, to be presented to a company or individual in recognition of outstanding technical achievement to advance the fresh produce industry. “The United... more »

Janny MT tests cold storage bins with Michigan apples

JMT US hosted an event to present the successful results of a quality test of their storage modules using Michigan grown apples. JMT US, a subsidiary company of the French company Janny MT, now located in... more »

Six steps to optimize airblast sprayers

The idea behind any pesticide application is to get every drop to the crop. Spray or drift that goes into the air clearly missed the target leading not only to negative environmental and health effects,... more »

California Giant upgrades cooling system

California Giant announced its New West Cooling Facility in Watsonville, California received a significant ‘cooling face lift’ this week in preparation for the 2016 Watsonville berry season. The New... more »

Pomesters name Schaefer Fruit Man of the Year

Michigan Pomesters recently named Jim Schaefer its 2016 Fruit Man of the Year. Schaefer, owner and president of Storage Control Systems (SCS) in Sparta, Michigan, is “very passionate about what he does. We can all... more »

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