December 2010 Issue

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?

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

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

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