Taking yields to the limit

By |February 5th, 2015|

New Zealand scientists have planted a prototype ‘super orchard’ they hope will produce around 170 apple bins per acre.

What cherry growers learned about the 2014 freeze

By |February 4th, 2015|

Panelists guide Oregon growers through tough days ahead as spring approaches.

Fruit growers seek strategies for November freeze damage

By |February 4th, 2015|

Responding to fruit tree damage from cold temperatures

Steven Thompson and Kris Fade, Young Grower from Mosier, Oregon

By |January 28th, 2015|

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grower / Mosier, Oregon and White Salmon, Washington
age / Fade (30) and Thompson (42)
crops / wine grapes, cherries
business / Analemma

Blake Slaybaugh, Young Grower from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

By |January 20th, 2015|

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grower / Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
age / 20
crops / apples, peaches
business / Mt. Ridge Farms
other experience / Blake is a fifth-generation orchardist

Grow domestic apple market, analyst urges

By |January 15th, 2015|

The Washington apple industry can’t rely only on exports to absorb increasing volumes.

Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

By |November 26th, 2014|

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.

Mylar machine moves fast

By |November 26th, 2014|

Antonio Montoya invented a machine that takes most of the labor out of laying a reflective mulch.

A tale of two harvesters

By |November 26th, 2014|

Two ladderless apple harvest machines vie for grower approval. They are now for sale.

Optical sorters come to wineries

By |November 1st, 2014|

The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.

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