December 2010 Issue

REAP can benefit orchardists

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Fruit growers have been less likely than other farmers to tap into funds available under the USDA Rural Energy for

The Aussie Bush for cherries

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To get cherry trees into production quickly and produce large firm cherries, it is generally accepted that we must:

• Grow each

Electric-tractor maker gears up

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Steve Heckeroth had a number of potential buyers for his crawler tractor when the price of gas and diesel was

More cherries in the pipeline

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New, late-maturing cherry varieties developed in British Columbia, Canada, have helped keep the province’s cherry growers in ­business.

“At one stage,

KC Bailey Farms taps wind and sun for power

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This shiny new roof is covered with 110 photovoltiac solar panels that will provide 25-kilowatt power capacity for the cold

Mechanical thinner for green peaches

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

Large art for small farms

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An illustration of what John Maher’s ladder artwork will look like.

Artist John Maher of Mosier, Oregon, is turning his talents

Eliminating LADDERS

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Auvil Fruit Company, based in Orondo, Washington, has developed a picking platform with two objectives in mind: to keep costly

Revolution for INNOVATION

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Trellis posts in New York are vibrated in, not pounded, using down pressure from a loader and a vibrating cam.

Growers

Last Bite — The rise and fall of the fruit box label

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As this is the last article in this series, I decided to provide a brief overview of the history of

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