November 2011 Issue

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 [...]

Bloom heading can improve yields

By |November 1st, 2011|

A water deficit of as little as 0.1 or 0.2 of an inch can cause shriveled tendrils and poor [...]

Picker and sorter

By |November 1st, 2011|

Miguel Geronimo found himself testing the new harvester during his first season as an apple picker. He previously worked [...]

Good Point

By |November 1st, 2011|

It is time for the federal government to act. It’s not as if Congress doesn’t know there is a [...]

Picker and platform

By |November 1st, 2011|

A four-person picking crew can have two on the ground or all four on the platform, but each pick [...]