November 2012 Issue

Growers try it out

By |November 1st, 2012|

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About 50 people—growers and their employees—attended a late-September demonstration in the Jonagold orchard owned by David Rennhack in Hart, Michigan.

Automated crop estimating

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Robotics experts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania are confident they can develop a machine able to count apples in

Fixed spray system evaluated in New York

By |November 1st, 2012|

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For Cornell University entomologist Dr. Art Agnello, the grant funding for research to develop and evaluate the Solid Set Canopy

Cold is hot topic at Expo

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Great Lakes region fruit growers won’t soon forget 2012, the year that Mother Nature, for the first time in the

Austrian researcher tests seaweed claims

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Manufacturers of biostimulants derived from ­seaweed, or algae, say the products can provide multiple benefits when applied to crops.

Purported benefits

Sterile insects get a boost

By |November 1st, 2012|

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In 1959, the very nasty flesh-invading screwworm fly was eradicated from Florida using a new kind of technology called SIT—Sterile

Students follow grapes from berry to bottle

By |November 1st, 2012|

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During the second week of class, having had just two lectures to learn about safety and sanitation, Trent Ball’s students

AGweathernet will work with mobile devices

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet is a state-of-the-art automated weather data collection and decision support system.

It provides a Web-based suite of

Vineyard and winery courses go online

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Yakima Valley Community College, through a national science grant, is transitioning its vineyard and winery educational program to an online

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