Technology and equipment

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 [...]

The Boyers of Chestnut Ridge

By |September 1st, 2013|

In Pennsylvania, almost all the apples grow in Adams County but 90 miles west, there’s a ridge—Chestnut Ridge—where fruit trees, mostly apples but also peaches, pears, and cherries

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Precise disease management is complicated

By |September 1st, 2013|

Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]

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 [...]