Robots that fly

By |November 3rd, 2014|

UAVs—also known as drones—are waiting in the wings to come into orchards and vineyards.

Controlling the stinkers

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Strides have been made against brown marmorated stinkbug.

Exploring on-farm hydropower

By |November 2nd, 2014|

After helping growers install superior fish screens, the Farmers Conservation Alliance is looking at the potential for turbines in canals.

Optical sorters come to wineries

By |November 1st, 2014|

The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.

Alex Chinchiolo, Young Grower from Ripon, California

By |November 1st, 2014|

age / 28
crops / Apples, cherries
title / Partner, farm manager
business / River Bend Orchards
education / [...]

An era of physiological discovery

By |October 24th, 2014|

Flore’s tart cherry physiology studies meshed with work in other fruits

Multi-row sprayers offer great improvements in timeliness

By |October 24th, 2014|

As more growers move toward modern, high-density planting systems to improve yield and orchard management, the sprayer output needs [...]

Mission to Kazakhstan

By |October 16th, 2014|

Young Kazakhs are being trained in horticulture to help them improve orchard production.

Northern Grapes Project gets $2.6 million in added funding

By |October 16th, 2014|

The Northern Grapes Project has received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty [...]

Prune out dead crab apple tissue

By |October 15th, 2014|

Reduce disease risk by pruning crab apple trees.