Collaborative approach: 2014 Growers of the Year

By |December 3rd, 2014|

O’Brien brothers are known for their innovation and collaboration.

Quiet innovators – 2014 Growers of the Year

By |December 1st, 2014|

Brothers Craig and Mike O’Brien have been testing the limits of tree density in an effort to maximize yields and stay competitive. Their innovative and inspiring approach has earned them the title of Good Fruit Growers of the Year.

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