November 2011 Issue

Bloom heading can improve yields

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A water deficit of as little as 0.1 or 0.2 of an inch can cause shriveled tendrils and poor fruit

Good Point

By |November 1st, 2011|

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It is time for the federal government to act. It’s not as if Congress doesn’t know there is a need,

Trouble on the Double Z

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Roxanne Bell photographs a Double Z ranch foreman who is peering through the steel fence—just feet from where it trails

Electronic trap saves labor

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Johnny Park, engineer of the Z-Trap, was in Washington State recently to demonstrate a new codling moth trap that counts

The Tangler

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Brett Bunker shows off the launcher he uses to dispense pheromone-containing capsules in apple trees. The clip in the magazine

Fresh cherry harvester

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Picker Technologies, a Washington-based developer of automated equipment, is working on a mechanical harvesting solution for fresh ­cherries.

Sweet cherries have

Technology for the packing house

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Inventions developed in the course of building a better apple-harvesting system might have application also in packing houses.

Picker Technologies developed

Safety regulations nix customized platforms

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A worker uses a Girette to prune trees.
Courtesy Flathead Cherry Growers, Montana

Regulators in British Columbia, Canada, have developed safety documentation

Concord grapes, part of American culture

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Though Concord was generally accepted as being pure Vitis labrusca, horticulturists today believe it is a hybrid with another species

So, does it bruise the fruit?

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The Picker Tech harvester is on tracks, making it easy to turn and reducing soil compaction.

A concern about mechanically assisted

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