People count at Duckwall Fruit

By |December 17th, 2014|

Duckwall’s mission is to mold a team who will achieve the best possible results for its growers and customers, and ultimately consumers.

Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

Mylar machine moves fast

By |November 26th, 2014|

Antonio Montoya invented a machine that takes most of the labor out of laying a reflective mulch.

A tale of two harvesters

By |November 26th, 2014|

Two ladderless apple harvest machines vie for grower approval. They are now for sale.

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.

Prune out dead crab apple tissue

By |October 15th, 2014|

Reduce disease risk by pruning crab apple trees.

Research tackles decay issue

By |October 15th, 2014|

A new project will focus on controlling decay and finding pollinizers that are not disease hosts.

The hard trials of growing cider apples

By |October 1st, 2014|

Be prepared for a large investment and modest yields.

Tastefully written: Author takes us on a tour of apples

By |September 30th, 2014|

Apples of Uncommon Character is aimed at general readers, but growers too will enjoy Jacobsen’s comments about the apple’s history and enduring appeal.

B-be-bee beard photo wins ag communications award

By |August 27th, 2014|

University of California communications specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey won the top feature award from the international Association for Communication [...]