The Tangler

By |November 1st, 2011|

Brett Bunker shows off the launcher he uses to dispense pheromone-containing capsules in apple trees. The clip in the [...]

Define bloom consistently

By |November 1st, 2011|

Left: With a bloom time of only one or two days, this Chardonnay cluster in New York [...]

South Carolina peach breeder wants better peaches, faster

By |November 1st, 2011|

Ksenija Gasic heads Clemson University’s peach-breeding program, which was recently revived after a 25-year hiatus.
Richard Lehnert

One of the [...]

Fresh cherry harvester

By |November 1st, 2011|

Picker Technologies, a Washington-based developer of automated equipment, is working on a mechanical harvesting solution for fresh ­cherries.

Sweet cherries [...]

B.C.’s strategic plan stymied

By |November 1st, 2011|

When the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association launched its strategic plan four years ago, the priorities were to develop [...]

Technology for the packing house

By |November 1st, 2011|

Inventions developed in the course of building a better apple-harvesting system might have application also in packing houses.

Picker Technologies [...]

Strange times

By |November 1st, 2011|

Robert Stearns of Kelowna is cutting his apple trees because he can’t afford to replant them.
Marc Arellano

During a [...]

Safety regulations nix customized platforms

By |November 1st, 2011|

A worker uses a Girette to prune trees.
Courtesy Flathead Cherry Growers, Montana

Regulators in British Columbia, Canada, have developed [...]

Great Lakes Expo set for December 6–8

By |November 1st, 2011|

The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm ­Market Expo will be held in the DeVos Place Convention Center in [...]

So, does it bruise the fruit?

By |November 1st, 2011|

The Picker Tech harvester is on tracks, making it easy to turn and reducing soil compaction.

A concern about mechanically [...]