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First Time I've Seen Strawberry Marketed by Variety
Posted 6/1/2018 - Here's a first for me, maybe for a lot of you as well.  By way of colleague Laura Tourte, we have an example of Chobani Yogurt being marketed as a having a taste of a specific strawberry variety in it - in this case the UC variety Monterey....

New Cost Study for Fresh Market Raspberries Now Avaiable
Posted 5/25/2018 - When growers are considering a new crop to plant, and penciling out their expenses and income, cost estimates from the University of California may help. A new cost and return study for commercially producing raspberries released by UC ANR Agricultural...

Example of Full Automation - Ocado Fully Automated Warehouse
Posted 5/20/2018 - Ocado just got picked up by the supermarket chain Kroger in a bid to enhance the grocer's online business so it's been in the news. In particular the operation of its warehouse has been getting some attention.  People in...

Bacteria Sourced Organic Ammonium Takes a Step Closer to the Market
Posted 5/14/2018 - Very important news for organic berry growers, actually all organic crop growers. As most of you know, nitrogen is pretty limiting in berry production, and those of you who follow this blog are also aware of the discussions of including...

Moravec's Paradox
Posted 5/3/2018 - As we continue on our thought study on what might be a successful approach to machine harvest of berries: Great little note from The Economist on the limits of AI in the physical world.  The brief article describes a test in Singapore using robots...

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