TJ Mullinax

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

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

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.

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

The long and tricky path to automated picking — Video

By |October 30th, 2016|

Vacuum picker under development brings the apple industry closer than ever to automating harvest.

Pierre Paradis, Young Grower from Silverton, Oregon

By |October 28th, 2016|

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family background / Pierre is the son of Peter and Donna Paradis, who were among the first wine grape growers

Growers who innovate in the Golden State

By |October 28th, 2016|

California apple growers hang in there and invest with focus on fresh market.

The solitary orchard

By |October 25th, 2016|

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Byron Albano is one of the southernmost apple growers on the West Coast but has a late season. He has

Monica Libbey, Young Grower from Manson, Washington

By |October 3rd, 2016|

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family background/ Both sides of Monica’s family have long histories farming in the Chelan Valley, in Manson and long ago

The clean team

By |September 30th, 2016|

Workshops go on-site to warehouses to show workers where pesky pathogens could be hiding.

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