Equipment

Quick Pass system helps manage lines at Colorado farm market

If it's fall in Erie, Colorado, the place to be is Anderson Farms. The century-old, family run farm is a popular destination with people willing to drive hundreds of miles to visit and take part... more »

Drought forcing California to find water alternatives

From using reclaimed water to a computerized canal delivery system, water managers are being pushed by California's four-year drought to look at innovative ways to stretch meager supplies.A.G. Kawamura, a partner in the family owned... more »

Visa problems stalling farm workers coming to Washington

According to multiple new organizations, foreign guest workers are getting stuck at the border with visa problems – and the Washington cherry harvest is right around the corner.Here's more from the Yakima Herald: U.S. Rep.... more »

Captan Gold 4L registered in California

ADAMA has received EPA approval for Captan Gold 4L liquid fungicide for use on strawberries, tree fruits and other specialty crops. A multi-site contact fungicide, Captan Gold 4L penetrates fungal spores, protecting high-value crops against... more »

Kingdom Fresh Farms invests in new tomato equipment

In an effort to improve efficiencies to meet increased volumes, Kingdom Fresh Farms has recently installed new tomato sorting equipment.The new machinery will provide not only labor and financial savings, but also increase output, according... more »

2015 Michigan Agritourism directory expanded, offered in full color

The Michigan Agritourism Association released its 2015 directory featuring agritourism destinations across the state. This year's directory is upgraded to full color to showcase the fresh produce and engaging activities offered in every region of... more »

High-flying drones are helping agriculture soar

Drones are certainly a topic of interest these days. Amazon is exploring the use of drones to make deliveries. Photos are obtained that would otherwise seem isolated and remote. The management of use and privacy... more »

FSMA compliance does not guarantee passage of a GAP audit

Many fresh produce growers are beginning to reckon with the issues posed by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This most sweeping piece of legislation will put in place many basic food safety measures across... more »

Ag safety grants up to $20,000 offered by National Children’s Center

Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury.The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and... more »

Miticide registered for use in California

Nealta miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on... more »

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