New Developments

Tools for counting the crop

By |September 20th, 2017|

Combining low-tech crop load samples with high-tech maps could make vineyards more efficient.

Growers in pursuit of precision agriculture

By |September 19th, 2017|

Researchers and growers in New York aim to push high-density orchards to peak performance.

WSDA seeking participants for vineyard study

By |September 19th, 2017|

The Washington State Department of Agriculture is looking for participants for their vineyard survey.

Sustainable and less sticky solutions for pear psylla

By |September 14th, 2017|

New pear IPM project looks at potential for biocontrols and pest repellents.

Packers improve, impress with pears

By |September 13th, 2017|

Wenatchee pear packers show Interpera group new technology on their lines.

Customers are willing to pay a premium only on high quality, fresh sliced pears

By |September 11th, 2017|

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A premium price
Recently, a willingness-to-pay study has shown that consumers are willing to pay up to 20 cents more for

Arctic armor: Methods of combating frost

By |September 6th, 2017|

New frost prevention investments by Michigan growers paid off during 2017 bloom-time frost.

Grower helps develop automated reflective color-fabric roller – Video

By |September 5th, 2017|

Their work shines

The Endicott Tree: National treasure hedged in by time and development

By |August 31st, 2017|

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Hidden from view, down an embankment in an unremarkable business park north of Boston stands a very, very old pear

The high-tech promise of hands-off

By |August 29th, 2017|

Mechanization researchers have seen quality improvements along with possibilities of cost savings.

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