Ideas from Mars

By |November 9th, 2014|

Horticulturist takes inspiration from NASA to envision crews of robots in the orchard.

Time’s right for precision ag

By |November 9th, 2014|

An effort to introduce variable-rate fertilizer applications in orchards was 20 years ahead of its time.

Labor worries spur automation effort

By |November 7th, 2014|

Washington scientists are looking for worldwide collaborators to work on automated harvesting.

RosBREED extended with new SCRI grant of $10 million

By |November 6th, 2014|

Ten million dollars in new funding will transform the RosBREED project from a research program devoted to genetic discovery [...]

USDA Announces Loss Adjustment for Late Apple Harvest

By |November 6th, 2014|

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance policyholders are getting an extension because of the delayed maturity of apple crop this year.

The USDA [...]

RosBREED extended with new SCRI grant of $10 million

By |November 6th, 2014|

Ten million dollars in new funding will, over the next five years, transform the RosBREED project from a research [...]

Schlect: Elections aftermath

By |November 5th, 2014|

● Greg Walden (R/Oregon) should be happy today. The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee sheparded his flock [...]

Robots that fly

By |November 3rd, 2014|

UAVs—also known as drones—are waiting in the wings to come into orchards and vineyards.

Controlling the stinkers

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Strides have been made against brown marmorated stinkbug.

Exploring on-farm hydropower

By |November 2nd, 2014|

After helping growers install superior fish screens, the Farmers Conservation Alliance is looking at the potential for turbines in canals.