Technology and equipment

Top 5 Technologies to use now

By |November 18th, 2013|

New technologies that will allow orchardists to grow fruit more efficiently and deliver a better product to the consumer [...]

Top Five pear research needs

By |September 1st, 2013|

Although most pears are grown in traditional orchards, the same way they’ve been grown for many decades, there’s not [...]

Watch: Over-the-row cherry harvesting

By |September 1st, 2013|

For the record—since this could be an event of historic significance—the harvest took place about two o’clock on the [...]

Pest management requires precise tools

By |September 1st, 2013|

Over the years, fruit growers have traded in their shotgun-like pest control tools for more precise rifle-like tools and [...]

The Boyers of Chestnut Ridge

By |September 1st, 2013|

In Pennsylvania, almost all the apples grow in Adams County but 90 miles west, there’s a ridge—Chestnut Ridge—where fruit trees, mostly apples but also peaches, pears, and cherries

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Precise disease management is complicated

By |September 1st, 2013|

Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2013|

Closer receives registration
Dow AgroSciences has received federal registration of its sulfoxaflor insecticide, sold under the brand name Closer, [...]

The Wafler-Cornell apple harvester

By |August 1st, 2013|

This earlier prototype was photographed in August 2010, during an International Fruit Tree Association tour to Wafler Nursery. The [...]