December 2010 Issue

Fruit survey coming up

By |December 1st, 2010|

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Starting in December, Washington State tree fruit and grape growers will be asked for information on their acreage, varieties, and

The Monster MASH

By |December 1st, 2010|

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As grapes vibrate across the MOG separating table, seeds and shot berries fall through the screen. The bar in the

Nurseries need a tree counter

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Robotics scientists at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania set out to develop a device to automatically measure the caliper of

New owner at Lamont Fruit Farm

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Complete ownership of Lamont Fruit Farm in Albion, New York, passed last summer from George Lamont, a sixth-generation fruit grower

Cherry harvest shifts later

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At one time, when she grew standard cherry varieties, such as Van, Lambert, Star, and Stella, harvest ended in July

Fruit region is electric vehicle hub

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The days of 30-cents-per-gallon gasoline are long gone, but new electric vehicles can run on the equivalent of that in

Platform transforms orchard work

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Tom DeMarree bought this Blosi platform and uses it for many tasks, including installing trellis wire.

Workers crimp stabilizer wires onto

Vacuum harvester passes bruising tests

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Critical components of the DBR harvester are the vacuum tubes (green ones carry apples), the decelerator wheels (circular steel), and

Orchards designed for efficient harvest

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Michael Zingler stands next to a planting of SweeTango in its third leaf and describes the reasoning behind the design

How do platforms impact workers?

By |December 1st, 2010|

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Kit Galvin of the University of Washington explains how she is studying the health impacts of platform work. Rolf Luehs

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