Technology and equipment

New tools to determine fruit quality parameters

By |August 23rd, 2016|

Several devices and methods to measure fruit quality have been introduced to the market — here’s a look at what they do.

Bouncing back bigger and better

By |August 18th, 2016|

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Eleven months to the day after a wildfire destroyed a packing house in central Washington, one of the Northwest’s oldest

Trellis guide for high-density plantings in the works

By |August 16th, 2016|

Trellis fails: Researchers aim to produce guide for growers

Promising progress for solid-set delivery

By |August 11th, 2016|

MSU research team improves system to reduce chemical waste.

IFTA in New York: much ado about mechanization

By |July 29th, 2016|

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Front and center at the International Fruit Tree Association’s 2016 Study Tour: mechanization.

Mechanical pruning and hedging. Platforms. Precision sprayers. All

Senate passes GMO labelling bill; next it goes to the House

By |July 8th, 2016|

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A bill that would establish a nationwide requirement for labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in food has passed the U.S. Senate.

Reinventing the string thinner (Video)

By |July 7th, 2016|

California cling peach grower modifies Darwin for nonplanar orchards.

Trials to improve cider tannins and harvesting

By |June 6th, 2016|

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For some cider makers, tannins are the holy grail of the cider business. Without tannins and fermentation, hard cider is

Organic control of SWD

By |May 25th, 2016|

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Researchers are tackling what they call “cultural tactics” to determine nonchemical farming practices — such as pruning and thinning techniques

Ferguson: Renewed focus on little cherry disease

By |May 23rd, 2016|

Research underway to study leafhopper vectors of Western X.

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