Technology and equipment

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.

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 [...]