TJ Mullinax

Day two of the WSTFA annual meeting, morning summary – Videos

By |December 6th, 2016|

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Technology and mechanization led the topics for the second day at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s annual meeting.

In a

Wrapping up day one of the WSTFA annual meeting – Video

By |December 5th, 2016|

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Two words can sum up Monday afternoon’s session of the 112th annual meeting of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association:

Diversity wins: 2016 Growers of the year

By |December 1st, 2016|

Blueberries, wine grapes are among Zirkle Fruit’s most recent endeavors.

Jesus Ramos, Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

By |November 29th, 2016|

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family background/ Jesus, son of Javier and Irma Ramos, is the first in his immediate family to attend high school

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

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