Texas opens organic certification cost share program

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) have announced that its National Organic Certification Cost Share Program is now accepting applications. This program offers financial assistance to organic producers, processors,... more »

Taranis launches agronomic engine Ag Assistant

Taranis, a crop intelligence provider, has introduced Ag Assistant, an AI-powered agronomic engine designed to assist crop input and farm management decision-making. This tool uses multimodal AI to enhance the speed and accuracy of addressing... more »

Food safety focus of new statewide Florida Extension agent

New statewide Florida Extension agent Stephanie Brown is assisting growers with their food safety practices. Growing up in rural Douglas, Georgia, a town of 11,000 people, Brown actively participated in Future Farmers of America. She... more »

Dutch field tray technology comes to U.S. strawberry farming

Dutch company GEGE Machinebouw has introduced a tray field system that is transforming strawberry farming in the U.S. Collaborating with Haygrove and Nourse Farms, GEGE's elevated tray field project boasts it will help growers by... more »

Fruitways captures value in pome fruit with AgroFresh partnership

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., has partnered with South Africa’s Fruitways to improve apple storage and quality using the SmartFresh Quality System and Harvista 1.3 SC. This collaboration has enabled Fruitways to extend storage times and maintain... more »

Syngenta adds communications manager to crop protection, communications team

A new communications manager has been named at Syngenta. Syngenta has appointed Susan Luke as its senior communications manager for Syngenta U.S. Crop Protection and Corporate Communications. Luke will report to Kathy Eichlin, head of... more »

John Deere offers new gator utility vehicles

New utility vehicles introduced by John Deere John Deere has released two utility vehicles that are designed to improve grower efficiencies. The new Gator XUV 845 and Gator XUV 875 utility vehicles are designed to... more »

USApple introduces younger generation t-shirt fundraiser

Apple growers, shippers and others can support the upcoming generation of apple industry leaders by purchasing a t-shirt that promotes apples. The 2024 NextGen Fellows are selling the “Eat more apples” themed t-shirt ahead of... more »

IFPA welcomes new vice president of global industry relations

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has welcomed Jessica Keller as the vice president of global industry relations. Keller is the first to serve in this role, which was created to align with IFPA’s core... more »

Walmart, Agritask partner to enhance cherry crop sourcing

Walmart has entered a partnership with Agritask, a crop supply intelligence company, to pilot a technology solution aimed at improving produce-sourcing decisions for seasonal fruits such as cherries and blackberries. This initiative, in collaboration with... 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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