November 2011 Issue

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 [...]

What is driving change in the tree fruit industry?

By |November 1st, 2011|

The Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting will inform growers about a wide range of issues and innovations that [...]

Postharvest potential for picking platform

By |November 1st, 2011|

George Lobisser sees potential for in-field postharvest treatments.
Geraldine Warner

When George Lobisser saw a new mobile apple-harvesting system in [...]

Pay attention to vines at bloom

By |November 1st, 2011|

Cabernet Sauvignon with (left) and without nitrogen deficiency during bloom.
Markus Keller

To a casual observer, a cluster thick with [...]

Under-cover operation

By |November 1st, 2011|

Workers wrap a rolled-up rain cover in black plastic to protect it through the winter. It remains attached to [...]