Communication is key for Zirkle sales team : 2016 Growers of the year

By |December 1st, 2016|

Staying ahead

Jesus Ramos, Young Grower from Royal City, Washington

By |November 29th, 2016|

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family background/ Jesus, son of Javier and Irma Ramos, is the first in his immediate family to attend high school

Oregon viticulturist tests, uses drone technology — Video

By |November 22nd, 2016|

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Chad Vargas demonstrates his modified DJI Phantom 4 drone from the back of his truck. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Chad Vargas

Matson leads industry in automated cold storage technology — Video

By |November 17th, 2016|

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Pallets stand five racks high, cramped, dark and sci-fi eerie. Robotic cranes, guided by lasers and bar codes, retrieve the

Ag drone future’s up in the air — Video

By |November 9th, 2016|

Even with recent advancements, drones are not quite ready for optimal use in the tree fruit industry.

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.

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

The tech advantage of digital oversight – Video

By |September 1st, 2016|

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Wafler Farms wanted to do more than just mechanize tasks on the farm.

Paul Wafler also wanted to be able to

Jared Gidley, Young Grower from Parkdale, Oregon

By |September 1st, 2016|

Jared is a first-generation farmer who worked several orchard jobs growing up in Parkdale, Oregon.

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