December 2010 Issue

Bin hauler becomes orchard platform

By |December 1st, 2010|

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The Bin Bandit hauls bins during the harvest season, and a platform sits on it for use in thinning, pruning,

Maintain a hierarchy in tree framework

By |December 1st, 2010|

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The framework of these 12-year-old Packham trees (2,082 trees per hectare) on mini-Tatura is simple and very productive (55 to

Tree IVs?

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This injector was tested with apple trees.

Might the airblast sprayer in the future be replaced by IV tubes jabbed in

Same wine, softer tannins

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Stems, leaves, seeds, shot berries, and other material end up in a dump truck to be later composted.

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Pruning is key in cherry production

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Pruning is the whole foundation of good cherry production, says David Geen, who grows 270 acres of cherries in orchards

Electric vehicle has power

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Karen Lewis and Gwen Hoheisel (standing) demonstrate how an electric utility vehicle can be used for herbicide spraying with the

Fruit survey coming up

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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

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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

By |December 1st, 2010|

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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

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