December 2010 Issue

An oddly grand apple

By |December 1st, 2010|

That Gala apple sport called Grand Gala apparently deserves its name, and researchers at Purdue University have found out [...]

KC Bailey Farms taps wind and sun for power

By |December 1st, 2010|

This shiny new roof is covered with 110 photovoltiac solar panels that will provide 25-kilowatt power capacity for the [...]

New owner at Lamont Fruit Farm

By |December 1st, 2010|

Rod Farrow, who has worked for and with George Lamont for 30 years, took complete ownership of Lamont Fruit [...]

Bin hauler becomes orchard platform

By |December 1st, 2010|

The Bin Bandit hauls bins during the harvest season, and a platform sits on it for use in thinning, [...]

Large art for small farms

By |December 1st, 2010|

An illustration of what John Maher’s ladder artwork will look like.

Artist John Maher of Mosier, Oregon, is turning his [...]

Fruit region is electric vehicle hub

By |December 1st, 2010|

The days of 30-cents-per-gallon gasoline are long gone, but new electric vehicles can run on the equivalent of that [...]

Tree IVs?

By |December 1st, 2010|

This injector was tested with apple trees.

Might the airblast sprayer in the future be replaced by IV tubes jabbed [...]

Revolution for INNOVATION

By |December 1st, 2010|

Trellis posts in New York are vibrated in, not pounded, using down pressure from a loader and a vibrating [...]

Vacuum harvester passes bruising tests

By |December 1st, 2010|

Critical components of the DBR harvester are the vacuum tubes (green ones carry apples), the decelerator wheels (circular steel), [...]

Pruning is key in cherry production

By |December 1st, 2010|

Pruning is the whole foundation of good cherry production, says David Geen, who grows 270 acres of cherries in [...]