Technology and equipment

Scare tactics: Bird management

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Birds know when fruit is ripe, and it’s hard to convince them to stay away.

Stinkbug monitoring tools are a high priority

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Researchers aren’t yet recommending that growers trap for stinkbug.

Wenatchee’s Cascade Analytical offers cleaning & sanitation workshop March 4-5

By |February 24th, 2014|

Cascade Analytical is offering a two-day workshop March 4-5   for fresh produce packers & fresh-cut processors to provide information [...]

Packing capacity grows in Michigan

By |January 30th, 2014|

Michigan apple packers are in an expansion mode.

Taking the guesswork out of yield estimating

By |January 29th, 2014|

Trellis tension technology could improve accuracy of crop estimating in grapes.

Techniques & benefits of a fruit wall

By |January 28th, 2014|

Lower costs and better vigor control make them attractive for high-density plantings.

New approaches to frost control

By |January 21st, 2014|

The height of the vines influences how they fare during cold weather.

Last pear packer standing

By |January 21st, 2014|

Naumes, Inc., responds to challenges and keeps its Medford packing house viable.

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.