Orchards and packing houses aren’t the only places in the fruit industry with a labor shortage. Universities also are struggling to hire researchers and educators needed to keep the industry ahead of pest pressures, prepared for food safety requirements, growing new varieties and in tune with emerging technology.
Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.
New research has the potential to save wine grape growers millions in labor costs.
Some Washington producers are caught off guard by international propagation plans for WA 38.
Vacuum picker under development brings the apple industry closer than ever to automating harvest.
Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin
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