Greener Fields Together, an industry wide sustainability and local produce initiative, administered by PRO*ACT, a national distributor of fresh produce, has partnered with SureHarvest a leading provider of agrifood sustainability technology, consulting and verification services. The partnership is a key part of the Greener Fields Together mission to effect continuous, measurable, independently verified sustainability improvements in the fresh produce supply chain. SureHarvest is already working with national farm participants in Greener Field Together, who are part of the PRO*ACT supplier network to benchmark and track sustainability performance and improvements.
SureHarvest is adding LandView iPad and iPhone mapping and report apps to its farming management technology offerings
SureHarvest is proud to announce an agreement with Altamont Technologies to market, sell, and implement the new LandView mapping and field recordkeeping system. "LandView is a simple to use yet powerful geo-spatial app that complements our other offerings," said SureHarvest President/CEO Jeff Dlott. "This agreement furthers our efforts to provide the best available information technology solutions to agricultural producers and their partners. Our customers have been asking for easy-to-use apps to access information about their farms or ranches in maps while standing in the field, working in the truck, or back at the office. Now they can. This partnership helps us support our customers and grow our business."
"We think the advent of smart phones and tablets is a game changer for agricultural producers and others in the industry. Simply seeing problems or an issue in a field alters the way we can try to solve them. A grower can attach a photo to anything anywhere and assign a task that others in the organization can access for subsequent follow up activity," stated Altamont Technologies President Tom Horsley. "What really adds value to our offering is the integration with the SureHarvest products. We can display irrigation, nutrient, pesticide, yield and food safety data in LandView in a way that aids growers in their decision processes. Some things are just better viewed on a map and the iPad and iPhone are the perfect tools to make that a reality," added Horsley.
Certified Greenhouse Farmers and SureHarvest have begun collaboration on a next generation sustainability certification platform based on the principles of performance metrics, technology innovation, continuous improvement, and stakeholder engagement.
SureHarvest CEO Dr. Jeff Dlott says it will be the first comprehensive performance-based system in agriculture. “Greenhouse farmers have been on the cutting edge of farming innovations including using information technologies to measure and manage growing conditions, resource use, quality and yields,” said Dlott. “ This sector is ideally suited to lead the transformation of sustainability certifications from indicators of performance to actual performance such as nutrient use efficiency.”
“This investment reflects our commitment to continuous improvement —optimizing our value to society and our use of resources to produce the ‘best of the best’ in terms of quality, food safety and environmental performance,” said Ed Beckman, Certified Greenhouse Farmers president.
Central Coast agriculture veteran Melanie Beretti joins company
"Melanie has been involved with the Central Coast agricultural community for over 15 years. Her professional experience brings to SureHarvest a unique perspective and background to help us integrate sustainability principles within the agricultural business systems of our clients. Her experience spans a diverse cross-section of agribusiness, including organic and conventional systems, vegetable and permanent crops, and producers as well as packer/shippers", announced Cliff Ohmart, SureHarvest’s Vice President of Professional Services.
SureHarvest and Cultura Technologies finalized an agreement to enable SureHarvest the rights to market, sell, and implement Cultura Technologies’ ExtendAg labor management and harvest tracking software nationwide. The two entities have integrated SureHarvest’s Farm Management System and ExtendAg applications to better meet the needs of growers, farm managers, and farm labor contractors looking for ways to improve their management practices.
(Soquel, CA - September 6, 2011) Dr. Jeff Dlott has been appointed by California Department of food and Agriculture Secretary Karen ross to serve on the Cannella Environmental Farming Act Science Panel. Secretary Ross has made a commitment to invigorate the panel, established over a decade ago, and has brought together panel members with deep experience in environmental farming.
California Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross, presented SureHarvest's CEO Jeff Dlott the award at the Grow-California Conference in Davis on Wednesday July 21st. "SureHarvest is a true game changer in its innovative approach," Jon Gregory, president and CEO of Grow California.
SureHarvest will be recognized today as an IPM Innovator by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) for its leadership in developing and implementing the California Sustainable Winegrowing Program and supporting sustainability information management technologies. Since 1994, DPR has annually recognized public and private organizations for pioneering methods of pest management that increase IPM adoption.
SureHarvest Farming MIS is now available for managing grower relations. By providing data collection tools for grower reps, companies can extend the SureHarvest technology for improved yield estimation and quality management to contract growers. “We recently extended the deployment of SureHarvest Farming MIS for an established customer who wanted to manage both their internal and contracted acreage. Our team successfully interfaced SureHarvest Farming MIS with their Oracle-based enterprise system by integrating the farming data management system with the production, contract, inventory, and financial management system,” explained Pam Mitchell, SureHarvest COO.
Starting January 19, Hy-Vee shoppers will find certified sustainably-grown Zeal Navel and Cara Cara oranges offered for sale on competitively-designed displays throughout Hy-Vee’s 232 Midwestern stores. Demonstrating its commitment to sustainability, Hy-Vee selected Zeal branded Navels, certified by Protected Harvest, for its annual citrus sale contest among store produce managers.
(SOQUEL, CA. – January 10, 2011) When Booth Ranches, one of the largest citrus growers in California, began collecting data from ranches across the Central Valley they quickly realized they needed a robust system to make sense of their data. They turned to SureHarvest. According to Paul Adams, Chief Financial Officer for Booth Ranches, “SureHarvest is the only technology I saw that could be called an ‘information management tool’ because it addresses all aspects of farming.” Farming since 1957, Booth Ranches manages 37 citrus groves in locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
SureHarvest is partnering with almond, cut flower, winegrape and twelve other specialty crop sectors throughout California to design and implement sustainability programs with grant funding from the USDA-CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant program.
SureHarvest announced today that Dr. Cliff Ohmart is joining the company as the Vice President of Professional Services. "Dr. Cliff Ohmart is an exceptionally talented and visionary leader in sustainability who combines the rigors of agricultural science with the experiential wisdom from implementing on-the-farm innovations with thousands of growers," stated Dr. Jeff Dlott, President of SureHarvest. "The addition of Dr. Ohmart allows SureHarvest to meet the growing demand for agrifood sustainability solutions."
Discussion on the Science and E-ccounting of Sustainability Performance
- March 18, 2009) - Just as Congress and the Obama Administration are debating
the replacement of direct subsidies with 'green' payments, SureHarvest CEO Dr. Jeff Dlott will lead a diverse group of food
industry business and nonprofit leaders to find common ground around meaningful
ways to measure agriculture's impact on climate change, energy, water, and biodiversity.
Kellogg, General Mills, Stonyfield Farms and Fetzer Vineyards will engage each
other in the 8:00 a.m. panel on Friday, March 20 at the Lansdowne Resort in Lansdowne, Virginia.
SureHarvest Announces Agreement to Acquire ScanControl at 2009 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium. ScanControl's GIS mapping and handheld technology expertise extends SureHarvest's offerings to growers of any size and scale.