Technology and equipment

More than cherries

By |June 30th, 2014|

California’s cherry season normally runs fast and furious for about eight weeks. Growers usually have other crops to farm, [...]

Building for the apple boom

By |June 17th, 2014|

Washington’s apple production has ramped up faster than expected.

California cherry packers ready for new lines

By |May 20th, 2014|

Two northern California cherry packers are using new grading and sorting technology for the 2014 cherry season. Both held [...]

High-tech cherry packing facility debuts

By |May 14th, 2014|

New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.

New cherry bags boost sales

By |May 14th, 2014|

The new consumer bags protect fruit better and allow high-definition graphics, but are more costly to pack.

Thinning apples with more confidence

By |May 14th, 2014|

Apple thinning gets more predictable as scientists gain understanding.

Technology is the future of cherry packing

By |May 14th, 2014|

West Coast cherry packers are quickly adopting new sorting technology.

Harvesting the light to drive production

By |May 9th, 2014|

Fruit growers have gotten much better at it during the last 40 years.

A-Mazing new technology

By |May 7th, 2014|

Novel spraying system is incorporated into a maze built of rows of apple trees.

New clothing material may better protect workers

By |April 29th, 2014|

Study looks at lightweight, Teflon-like material might have potential for protective clothing for pesticide applicators.