Technology and equipment

Pear slicing is not perfected yet

By |January 13th, 2014|

Crunch Pak, the country’s largest fresh apple slicer, is still figuring out how best to slice pears.

A common sense organic approach

By |January 6th, 2014|

Silver Apple Award winner Ray Fuller approaches organic production from a scientific point of view.

Now on your phone: First Bite

By |January 1st, 2014|

Our new Web site has an expanding library of videos for growers.

Entrepreneur focuses on apple picking

By |December 15th, 2013|

WSU graduate student Mark De Kleine is exploring ways to remove apples from the tree more quickly.

Orchards of the future

By |November 27th, 2013|

Cornell's Terence Robinson explains his vision of orchard managementin English and in Spanish.

Chip detects water needs

By |November 27th, 2013|

Microsensors implanted in tree trunks or vines can measure water stress directly.

Entrepreneur focuses on apple picking

By |November 27th, 2013|

WSU graduate student Mark De Kleine is exploring ways to remove apples from the tree more quickly.

Bloom thinning boosts fruit size

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Hand-thin flowers to increase size of peaches and nectarines.

Good Stuff

By |November 18th, 2013|

Early Pink Lady
An early maturing selection of Pink Lady (cultivar Cripps Pink) is available from Brandt’s Fruit Trees [...]

Managing nutrients in NW vineyards

By |November 18th, 2013|

For years, vineyardists in the Pacific Northwest have followed California recommendations to sample leaf petioles at bloom to assess the nutrient status of vines.