Modern orchards and technology can potentially reduce production costs

By |April 4th, 2016|

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The cost of producing apples has been rising faster than expected, largely because of increasing labor costs, but costs can

Keeping limbs in line with mechanical pruning – (video)

By |April 1st, 2016|

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While not exactly new anywhere, mechanical hedging is seeing a youthful surge on both sides of the U.S. as a

Hudson Valley hires new tree fruit pathologist

By |March 30th, 2016|

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The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory has hired tree fruit plant pathologist Dr. Srdjan Acimovic.

Acimovic earned his doctorate in plant pathology

No bees, but a lot of buzz about artificial pollination (video)

By |March 25th, 2016|

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Pollination comes with problems. Bloom dates don’t overlap, honeybee colonies fail, weather doesn’t cooperate. The list goes on.

Matt Whiting foresees

110+ bins of Bartlet pears per acre

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Results from Bartlett pears grown on Tatura trellis in Australia

Looking for new pollinizers

By |March 23rd, 2016|

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For decades, apple growers have used Manchurian crab apples to pollinate their fruit.

The crab apples bloom early, and Snowdrift apples

Researcher is targeting bull’s-eye rot

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Findings show treatments before and after harvest reduce infection rates.

Growers get peek at automatic picking machine — VIDEO

By |March 18th, 2016|

California company shares progress on vacuum end-effector.

OSU names new director of Food Innovation Center

By |March 16th, 2016|

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Oregon State University has named David Stone, a public health toxicologist and communications expert, as the new director of its

Testing string theory

By |March 16th, 2016|

Hand-held string thinners are gaining in popularity.

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