August 2012 Issue

Last Bite–A peach with longevity

By |August 1st, 2012|

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Unlike apples and pears, where new varieties are slow to appear and stay forever, new peach varieties come, and most

Learning from the freeze

By |August 1st, 2012|

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While scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more common as carbon dioxide levels continue to build in the

The Kings of Flint

By |August 1st, 2012|

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Jacky and Dora King have been urban farmers for about six years. The six acres that they farm now contain

Good Stuff

By |August 1st, 2012|

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New cherry sorters

Chelan Fruit Cooperative has about 600 year-round employees, but needs an additional 1,000 packing house workers during the

Urban orchards

By |August 1st, 2012|

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For more than half a century, the great industrial cities of the northeastern United States have been decaying. From what

Busting the low-yield myth

By |August 1st, 2012|

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One of the most contentious issues between grape grower and winemaker is the long-held belief that lower yields make better

Focus shifts to full automation

By |August 1st, 2012|

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Faculty at Washington State University’s Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems plan to focus the bulk of their efforts

Bin dog under development

By |August 1st, 2012|

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An intelligent bin dog system—a self-propelled bin carrying system that could follow fruit pickers through the orchard—is one of several

Harvester is ready to go

By |August 1st, 2012|

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Picker Technologies’ self-propelled harvest system has adjustable platforms at the front where two pickers can stand to pick from the

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