Technology

“FoldBot” robot makes packaging more efficient

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming machine. [caption id="attachment_40681" align="aligncenter"... more »

Partnership expands grower biostimulant access

Acadian Plant Health, a biostimulant technologies provider, has announced a strategic distribution partnership with Koppert USA, a biological crop protection and natural pollination supplier. The partnership provides the Dartmouth, NS, Canada-based Acadian’s U.S. customers with... more »

BioConsortia raises $15 million to expand research

BioConsortia Inc. has closed an internal financing round of $15 million The company, which discovers, designs and licenses microbial products, plans to use the funding to finance expanded development of products designed to increase crop... more »

FIRA: robots ready for vineyards

A long-time shift has taken hold in the agricultural robotics market, and industry experts everywhere are starting to notice, according to an article by FIRA, the International Forum of Agricultural Robotics. The changes began with... more »

Orchard Robotics raises $3.8 million

Orchard Robotics has raised $3.8 million in a seed round led by investor General Catalyst, and a pre-seed led by Contrary. Other investors are Humba Ventures, Soma Capital, Correlation Ventures, VU Venture Partners, Ben Taft’s... more »

Tech aids Salinas Valley grower Pezzini Berry Farms

Pezzini Berry Farms is using technology to combat pests and is considering other tech to improve harvesting efficiencies. Paul Pezzini, a farm market veteran who grew up in his family’s artichoke farming and retail business,... more »

Corteva Catalyst focuses on technology, sustainability

Corteva Inc. has launched Corteva Catalyst, an investment and partnership platform focused on accessing and bringing to market agricultural innovations, including a focus on genome editing, biologicals and other natural products. Corteva Catalyst will partner... more »

Laser system controls birds 

An autonomic laser bird control system helps reduce bird pests by providing non-lethal deterrence Ensuring the safe distance of birds from critical areas is a crucial concern for businesses, including ag operations, as avian presence... more »

Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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