Technology and equipment

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Trellis enhances grape quality

By |July 1st, 2013|

Wine grape pioneer Dick Boushey continues to fine-tune his viticultural practices to improve grape quality. One example is his [...]

Performance report

By |July 1st, 2013|

After a year of work, the team of researchers developing Solid-Set Canopy Delivery Systems has issued its first report—and [...]

Undercover production in China

By |July 1st, 2013|

Greenhouses or high tunnels can advance the ripening of peaches and nectarines. (Video and Photo Gallery at bottom of story)