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Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

The Cal Poly Strawberry Center’s Sixth Annual Field Day saw its biggest attendance yet, keeping on track with the increased participation every year since the inaugural event. The 2022 event in late July, however, marked... more »

Florida Tomato Institute grapples with pests

Despite some low crop years, Florida tomato growers are returning to normal production. A continuing concern, however, is protecting the crop from pests. At the Florida Tomato Institute on Sept. 7 in LaBelle, Florida, growers... more »

Western Growers seeks info on harvest automation

Western Growers is asking for information from growers and agtech start-ups for the second year of data collection for the Global Harvest Automation Report. The surveys will help the industry confront the ongoing threat from... more »

Mid-Atlantic convention features Growing Farmers leader

A grower entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker for the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention. The show has also released information on its grower-oriented educational sessions. Michael Kilpatrick, who runs the online farmer education... more »

AI center at UF will guide tech-driven agriculture

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is building a 19,000-square foot artificial intelligence hub, as technology driven by AI increasingly is used to protect crop yields and the environment. The... more »

NCAE sets Ag Labor Forum agenda

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) has set the agenda for its 9th Annual Ag Labor Forum. The forum will be Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the M Resort near Las Vegas. “This year’s event... more »

Georgia forum examines ag labor issues, laws

The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum features two days of updates and discussion from regulators and leading ag industry experts. The forum, Nov. 9-10, returns to Tifton, Georgia, in a new location, the Abraham Baldwin... more »

Final H-2A rule tightens compliance, housing provisions

The Department of Labor has released its final rule for the H-2A temporary labor program, which is increasingly being used by specialty crop farmers as labor shortages force them to turn to the federal program... more »

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