Technology and equipment

Concrete support: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Across South Tyrol, growers use posts made of concrete, rather than wood.

Fruiting wall concept expands: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Alberto Dorigoni is considering shorter trees grown somewhat like vines.

Taking yields to the limit

By |February 5th, 2015|

New Zealand scientists have planted a prototype ‘super orchard’ they hope will produce around 170 apple bins per acre.

Hands-on winemaking: Owen Roe

By |February 5th, 2015|

O’Reilly’s minimalist approach to winemaking is labor intensive.

How to measure Honeycrisp qualities

By |January 26th, 2015|

Titratable acidity, chlorophyll, and dry matter concentration may be tools to predict quality and storage potential.

Packing apples in Italy

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Presizing and presorting apples into storage changes the way apples are packed in Italy.

Italy’s growing heritage: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |January 7th, 2015|

Cooperation among small growers helps them compete and thrive.

Orchards are well equipped: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |January 7th, 2015|

Large and small growers share their techniques in the South Tyrol.

Online DAS aids with pest decisions

By |December 11th, 2014|

Fees will allow WSU’s Internet-based Decision Aid System to introduce new, cool features.

Who will pick the fruit? : 2014 Growers of the Year

By |December 4th, 2014|

Craig O’Brien designs his orchards to be attractive to workers.