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.

Understanding how tart cherry trees work is key to quality and cost control

By |November 24th, 2014|

Ask an orchard manager, just how good a job do you have to do to keep it producing high quality fruit year after year?

Sensors help classify insects

By |November 21st, 2014|

New research holds promise for growers.

Automated trap simplifies research

By |November 20th, 2014|

Researchers at Michigan State University used the SemiosBio automated “camera trap” monitoring system last season as a research tool.

According [...]

Fighting food fraud with forensics

By |November 20th, 2014|

Each apple has a chemical fingerprint that links it to the place it was grown.

Washington State University to develop genomic database

By |November 16th, 2014|

Washington State University has been awarded a five-year $2 million grant to build and maintain a national system for sharing [...]

Removing variability to improve crop uniformity

By |November 10th, 2014|

Precision agriculture allows farms to be managed in zones

Ideas from Mars

By |November 9th, 2014|

Horticulturist takes inspiration from NASA to envision crews of robots in the orchard.

Time’s right for precision ag

By |November 9th, 2014|

An effort to introduce variable-rate fertilizer applications in orchards was 20 years ahead of its time.