Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

Mylar machine moves fast

By |November 26th, 2014|

Antonio Montoya invented a machine that takes most of the labor out of laying a reflective mulch.

A tale of two harvesters

By |November 26th, 2014|

Two ladderless apple harvest machines vie for grower approval. They are now for sale.

Optical sorters come to wineries

By |November 1st, 2014|

The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.

Prune out dead crab apple tissue

By |October 15th, 2014|

Reduce disease risk by pruning crab apple trees.

Research tackles decay issue

By |October 15th, 2014|

A new project will focus on controlling decay and finding pollinizers that are not disease hosts.

The hard trials of growing cider apples

By |October 1st, 2014|

Be prepared for a large investment and modest yields.

Farm-worker crossings to resume at U.S.-Mexico border

By |August 6th, 2014|

The Washington Farm Labor Association says it will resume scheduling  crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border for farm workers, but [...]

Tips on video from the 2014 Cherry Institute sessions

By |July 6th, 2014|

Three short videos highlighting tips for tree-fruit growers from the 2014 Cherry Institute in Yakima, Washington.

Editor’s note: the sound [...]

Peter Martini, Young Grower from Escalon, California

By |July 1st, 2014|

age / 37
crops / Peaches and almonds
title / Farm manager
business / Martini Farms, LLC. Peter is [...]