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Biobest, PATS partnership gives growers access to scouting tool

Thanks to an alliance with technology company PATS, Biobest's portfolio of IPM solutions has gained a scouting tool. As of May 16, growers can take advantage of PATS-C, a system that detects real-time flying pests,... more »

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Mark Boyer, the former chair of the U.S. Apple Association board of directors, constantly seeks efficient and accurate ways of producing a profitable apple crop. Boyer is the second-generation owner of Ridgetop Orchards, a grower-packer-... 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 »

Ceres Imaging enters integration partnership with Sentek

Ceres Imaging, the precision irrigation provider that helps farmers build more profitable and sustainable operation, has formed a new partnership with Sentek. With this partnership, customers will be able to see real-time sensors and data... more »

Farm Bureau seeks entrepreneurs for Ag Innovation Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases... more »

Electric vehicles make debut in agriculture

No longer an idea only, electric tractors are making a quiet start in vegetable farms, vineyards and orchards. Innovation and out-of-the-box thinking seek to outfit farmers and especially specialty crop growers interested in automation and... more »

Huron Fruit Systems work platform eases orchard tasks

The ongoing labor crunch impacting specialty crop growers has put an enhanced emphasis on reducing the number of workers required in the production process. Among the industry contributors who long-ago recognized this opportunity is Walter... more »

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