Technology and equipment

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.

Distinguished Service Award: Harold Thome

By |November 28th, 2014|

Harold Thome is old enough to remember his dad packing apples into barrels for shipment to Chicago 200 miles [...]

Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

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.

Sensors help classify insects

By |November 21st, 2014|

New research holds promise for growers.

Fighting food fraud with forensics

By |November 20th, 2014|

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

Remote pest managment with automated traps

By |November 20th, 2014|

With an electronic trap and wireless network, growers can spend less time scouting in the orchard.

Applying precision agriculture to tree fruit

By |November 10th, 2014|

Precision agriculture helps growers optimize returns.