Technology and equipment

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.

Simplicity is the key

By |November 18th, 2013|

Growers and pickers can’t afford down time.

New apple harvester shows promise

By |November 18th, 2013|

DBR harvester gets big commercial test at Riveridge Land.

In-orchard sorting

By |November 18th, 2013|

Storing apples is expensive, and storing bad apples is even more so. If you’re going to toss out a [...]

Pests ­modified with lethal genes

By |November 18th, 2013|

A  British biotechnology company is developing a novel new way to control insect pests. Called RIDL, which stands for Release [...]

Top 5 Technologies to use now

By |November 18th, 2013|

New technologies that will allow orchardists to grow fruit more efficiently and deliver a better product to the consumer [...]

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 [...]