Gripper’s gentle touch

By |November 7th, 2016|

Pneumatic air-controlled gripper may lend itself to robotic fruit harvest.

Scharlau: Advocacy – slow, incremental, and over time

By |November 4th, 2016|

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It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote for America’s next president and

Creators of vacuum harvester aim to have machines ready in 2018

By |November 3rd, 2016|

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A vacuum apple harvester under development by a California company has shown it can see the apples, pick them from

DeVaney: Continuous improvement

By |October 31st, 2016|

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The 2016 Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Hort Expo—the “Hort Show”—is fast approaching. This year’s event, the

The long and tricky path to automated picking — Video

By |October 30th, 2016|

Vacuum picker under development brings the apple industry closer than ever to automating harvest.

Pierre Paradis, Young Grower from Silverton, Oregon

By |October 28th, 2016|

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family background / Pierre is the son of Peter and Donna Paradis, who were among the first wine grape growers

Growers who innovate in the Golden State

By |October 28th, 2016|

California apple growers hang in there and invest with focus on fresh market.

The solitary orchard

By |October 25th, 2016|

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Byron Albano is one of the southernmost apple growers on the West Coast but has a late season. He has

Fighting fire blight

By |October 21st, 2016|

Antibiotics and Apogee continue to top the list of control products.

Thinning without carbaryl

By |October 21st, 2016|

Darwin thinning followed by MaxCel application shows promise for Galas and Honeycrisps.

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