Oregon viticulturist tests, uses drone technology — Video

By |November 22nd, 2016|

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Chad Vargas demonstrates his modified DJI Phantom 4 drone from the back of his truck. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Chad Vargas

Spraying with precision — Video

By |November 18th, 2016|

Cornell researcher offers tips for making your grandfather’s sprayer more effective, but says precision sprayers are the future.

Matson leads industry in automated cold storage technology — Video

By |November 17th, 2016|

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Pallets stand five racks high, cramped, dark and sci-fi eerie. Robotic cranes, guided by lasers and bar codes, retrieve the

Washington Apple Commission board accepting nominations

By |November 14th, 2016|

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The Washington Apple Commission is accepting nominations to replace Barbara Walkenhauer on the board of directors.

Walkenhauer, the current chairwoman, has

Washington’s 2016 Concord grape harvest is up, as are prices

By |November 11th, 2016|

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Washington Concord juice grape growers expect to harvest about 194,000 tons of fruit in 2016, up from last year’s drought-stunted

Washington’s apple crop forecast just got bigger

By |November 9th, 2016|

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The Washington State Tree Fruit Association has increased the forecast of the 2016 apple crop by 3.4 percent to 137.4

Ag drone future’s up in the air — Video

By |November 9th, 2016|

Even with recent advancements, drones are not quite ready for optimal use in the tree fruit industry.

Gripper’s gentle touch

By |November 7th, 2016|

Pneumatic air-controlled gripper may lend itself to robotic fruit harvest.

Creators of vacuum harvester aim to have machines ready in 2018

By |November 3rd, 2016|

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A vacuum apple harvester under development by a California company has shown it can see the apples, pick them from

Orchard Bee Association meets Dec. 9 in Hood River

By |November 2nd, 2016|

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The Orchard Bee Association is meeting Dec. 9 in Hood River, Oregon.

Here’s their announcement:
People who are interested in bees, particularly

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