Technology

New approach helps Chill C Farms thwart labor shortages

A southern Georgia grower has found a novel way to help solve his labor headaches. Chill C Farms, a Moultrie, Georgia, grower and shipper of bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, cabbage, eggplant and hot peppers, recruits... more »

Virginia Tech seeks climate-smart vegetable production  

Virginia Tech researchers in the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture (CAIA) and the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) have received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator program to enhance vegetable production and food security in... more »

EFI waste reduction program shows CO2 emission reductions

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) and sustainability consultancy Measure to Improve have successfully concluded a program to reduce emissions in the produce industry. The two-year produce & reduce pilot program which was implemented on three farming... more »

Summer Swell tomato developed through ‘On-Demand Breeding’

Sound Agriculture has launched the Summer Swell tomato, a new slicing tomato variety developed through a unique breeding process. The Summer Swell is the first food to be grown using what Sound Agriculture calls On-Demand... more »

DirectFresh service enables same-day perishable shipping

WARP, a tech-powered freight network specializing in middle-mile solutions, has launched DirectFresh, a service enabling perishable shippers with same-day and next-day direct store delivery. The service offers shippers an end-to-end solution for their fresh freight... more »

North American strawberry conference sees high turnout

This year’s gathering of strawberry industry professionals attending the North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS) and North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) annual meeting was successful and mostly finished ahead of the “atmospheric river” of torrential... more »

A&L Biological, Vive Crop Protection, form partnership

A&L Biological Inc., a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories East, London, Ontario, and Vive Crop Protection Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, have formed a partnership to bring biological solutions to North American markets. This collaboration is... more »

ProducePay makes Fast Company’s list of innovators

ProducePay, designed to transform the global produce industry into a more connected and sustainable supply chain, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023. This year’s... more »

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May/June 2023 VGN cover

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