December 2010 Issue

Farming THE SUN

By |December 1st, 2010|

Sol Orchard installed this one-megawatt solar panel project for California’s Victor Valley College.

Imagine a crop without worries of labor, [...]

REAP can benefit orchardists

By |December 1st, 2010|

Fruit growers have been less likely than other farmers to tap into funds available under the USDA Rural Energy [...]

Electric vehicle has power

By |December 1st, 2010|

Karen Lewis and Gwen Hoheisel (standing) demonstrate how an electric utility vehicle can be used for herbicide spraying with [...]

Destiny Ridge Vineyard puts the wind to work

By |December 1st, 2010|

Jarrod Boyle, winemaker at Alexandria Nicole Cellars and managing partner of Destiny Ridge Vineyards, likes the looks of the [...]

Electric-tractor maker gears up

By |December 1st, 2010|

Steve Heckeroth had a number of potential buyers for his crawler tractor when the price of gas and diesel [...]

The Monster MASH

By |December 1st, 2010|

As grapes vibrate across the MOG separating table, seeds and shot berries fall through the screen. The bar in [...]

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, [...]