Technology

Smart Yields, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union combine efforts

Honolulu agriculture technology company Smart Yields and the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) have launched a state-of-the-art pilot program to monitor crops and livestock using wireless sensors, hardware and data analytics. It is the first... more »

2017’s most common agribusiness insurance claims 

To help educate agribusiness professionals about costly trends in the industry, U.S. farm insurer Nationwide recently released its most common commercial agribusiness insurance claims. Below are the top 10 commercial agribusiness claims the company received... more »

Michigan awards grants to juice maker and processor

During its regularly scheduled meeting in May, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for food and agriculture projects in Michigan, including in the processed... more »

Packaging firms work to reduce food waste

As the global population rises, focus on minimizing food waste intensifies. All along the supply chain, packaging plays a vital role in achieving this goal. Processors look to packaging companies for products that preserve freshness... more »

Cleaner ag equipment funds set to help California growers

Funds will soon be available to expedite purchase and use of cleaner agricultural equipment to help farmers reduce their exposure to harmful diesel exhaust, improve local air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to... more »

Remote-controlled PTO introduced by Twin Disc

Twin Disc, global leader in industrial power take-offs, expands its lineup with the remote-controlled RC211 and RC311. With a new design, they're virtually maintenance free and ideal for difficult-to-service applications. They work anywhere a heavy-duty... more »

Fill multiple product zones with the Depositor

Accelerate multi-pocket package filling and eliminate product loss with the Depositor by WeighPack Systems. The Depositor, designed for filling multiple product zones at high speeds, is an independent unit that can be integrated with virtually... more »

Great season, technology has winegrapes grower beaming

Spirits are high this harvest at northwest Michigan’s Black Star Farms. Owners say they took in the best harvest in memory and purchased a thermo-vinification device to bring the best out of Midwestern winegrapes. “This... more »

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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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