Production Stories
Synergy Power LLC has developed a device that has potential to harvest heat from waste in industrial food processing facilities and other applications.
Production
November 29, 2016
Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator Looks To Expand Reach With New Partnership
The incubator leverages one of the U.S.’s most productive agriculture regions to help develop and nurture ag-tech innovations. Read More
Varroa mites are considered the biggest bee health problem worldwide. Here, a Varroa mite has latched on to the upper-right side of a honeybee's abdomen to feed. (Photo credit: Purdue Agriculture/Tom Campbell)
Fruits
November 28, 2016
Another Species Of Mite Threatens Honeybees
Purdue researchers see a sister species of varroa mite developing ability to parasitize honeybees. Read More
sprayer nozzles
Equipment
November 28, 2016
New Video Series To Enhance Safety And Efficacy of Spray Applications
Videos cover the science behind key topics and best practice recommendations, which include understanding droplet size and spectrum. Read More
Scanning electron micrograph of fresh pollen removed from wax storage cells of honey bee colonies. In choice tests, bees strongly preferred freshly collected pollen over aged pollen. Photo credit: USDA-ARS
Citrus
November 21, 2016
Bacterial Imbalances Can Be Troublesome For Honeybees
A recent study reports that bees given fresh pollen or fresh supplements fared better than bees given pollen or supplements that had first been aged for 21 days. Read More
This image higlights salad leaf microflora prints. Photo credit: The University of Leicester
Food Safety
November 21, 2016
New Study Shows Pre-Cut Salad Fosters Growth Of Salmonella
A new study shows minimal damage to salad leaves in bagged salads stimulate the presence of Salmonella enterica. Read More
Graphic credit: Bee Informed Partnership
Citrus
November 20, 2016
Partnership Highlights Key Role Bees Play In Thanksgiving Meal
Campaign focuses on role honeybees and beekeepers have pollinating the foods Americans eat. Read More
xtr-for-web
Equipment
November 14, 2016
New 4×4 Vehicle Offers Four-Passenger Seating
With increased room in vehicle, additional personnel can be transported to complete tasks on the farm. Read More
Trimble is consolidating three of its agriculture software products — Connected Farm™, Farm Works Software® and Agri-Data® solutions—into one farm data management platform: Trimble® Ag Software.
Production
November 7, 2016
Trimble Releases New Ag Software Platform
The software platform is designed to help growers and crop advisors simplify farm data management and increase productivity and profitability. Read More
Sleeping-eye trees, pictured three weeks after they have 
budded out at UMass Extension Greenhouse in Amherst, MA. (Photo Credit: Jon Clements)
Apples & Pears
November 2, 2016
Consider Alternatives To Finished Apple Trees From The Nursery
While tree availability has been a challenge, you may find other options give you a similar result. Read More
Growing crops in a climate controlled multi-layer environment with the LED lights achieves shorter growth cycles, higher water efficiency, flexible but guaranteed harvests and safe and healthy crops. Photo courtesy of Urban Crops.
Production
November 1, 2016
Vertical Farming Innovator Urban Crops Opens U.S. Regional Headquarters
The Belgium-based company produces tailored growth infrastructures that are turnkey, automated, robotized, and able to be integrated into existing production facilities. Read More
Featured at the 2014 EIMA, was the Junior potato digger from F. Spedo. It is designed to pick early and very delicate potatoes.
Equipment
October 25, 2016
Agricultural Mechanization: One Theme Of EIMA International
The show to be held in Italy will highlight some of the latest spraying, irrigation, and harvesting equipment. Read More
SmartIrrigation Avocado app being used in the field
Fruits
October 20, 2016
Irrigation App Apt To Save Avocado Growers Time, Money
Fleshing out of technology developed by University of Florida scientists shows what methods yield the best results. Read More
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More Vegetables
November 30, 2016
Keys To Successful Bell Pepper Productio…
Proper water management and pruning strategies can help improve yields. Read More
Production
November 29, 2016
Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator L…
The incubator leverages one of the U.S.’s most productive agriculture regions to help develop and nurture ag-tech innovations. Read More
Fruits
November 28, 2016
Another Species Of Mite Threatens Honeyb…
Purdue researchers see a sister species of varroa mite developing ability to parasitize honeybees. Read More
Equipment
November 28, 2016
New Video Series To Enhance Safety And E…
Videos cover the science behind key topics and best practice recommendations, which include understanding droplet size and spectrum. Read More
Citrus
November 21, 2016
Bacterial Imbalances Can Be Troublesome …
A recent study reports that bees given fresh pollen or fresh supplements fared better than bees given pollen or supplements that had first been aged for 21 days. Read More
Citrus
November 20, 2016
Partnership Highlights Key Role Bees Pla…
Campaign focuses on role honeybees and beekeepers have pollinating the foods Americans eat. Read More
Equipment
November 14, 2016
New 4×4 Vehicle Offers Four-Passeng…
With increased room in vehicle, additional personnel can be transported to complete tasks on the farm. Read More
Production
November 7, 2016
Trimble Releases New Ag Software Platfor…
The software platform is designed to help growers and crop advisors simplify farm data management and increase productivity and profitability. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 2, 2016
Consider Alternatives To Finished Apple …
While tree availability has been a challenge, you may find other options give you a similar result. Read More
Production
November 1, 2016
Vertical Farming Innovator Urban Crops O…
The Belgium-based company produces tailored growth infrastructures that are turnkey, automated, robotized, and able to be integrated into existing production facilities. Read More
Equipment
October 25, 2016
Agricultural Mechanization: One Theme Of…
The show to be held in Italy will highlight some of the latest spraying, irrigation, and harvesting equipment. Read More
Production
October 12, 2016
Precision Ag Technology Moves Forward Fo…
Startups at Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology focus on tools to contribute to your business. Read More
Leafy Vegetables
October 3, 2016
Options In Lettuce Thinning
The words “precision agriculture” can mean different things to different people. For those producing row crops, it typically has to Read More
Organic
October 2, 2016
Tips For Growers To Manage Top Organic P…
A strong IPM program that combines strategies to build healthy soil is the best line of defense for vegetable growers. Read More
Equipment
September 28, 2016
Small Tractor Sales On The Rebound
Retail sales of tractors under 40 horsepower gained more than 21% last month, while sales of larger tractors continued their double-digit declines. Read More
Fruits
September 27, 2016
Rodale Institute Launches An Organic Far…
A new national organization for organic growers is designed to provide advocacy, the latest research and education, and information-sharing among farmers. Read More
Berries
September 22, 2016
It Behooves Blueberry Growers To Protect…
Placing priority on bee care best practices will ensure sweet success for your crop. Read More
Production
September 16, 2016
The Definition Of Precision Ag
As the world’s population has been projected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, we will need to use the latest technology to to feed the world. Read More