Technology and equipment

Gripper’s gentle touch

By |November 7th, 2016|

Pneumatic air-controlled gripper may lend itself to robotic fruit harvest.

Creators of vacuum harvester aim to have machines ready in 2018

By |November 3rd, 2016|

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A vacuum apple harvester under development by a California company has shown it can see the apples, pick them from

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.

Why gaps are money losers

By |October 14th, 2016|

The quicker you fill the space on a trellis, the more sunlight is captured in the canopy.

WSTFA annual meeting 2016: How continuous change forces adaptation

By |October 12th, 2016|

Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin

Bush: New tool in detecting BMSB

By |October 7th, 2016|

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Researchers from Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research and Extension

MN55 to be known as Rave

By |September 23rd, 2016|

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The newest apple variety developed by the University of Minnesota, MN55, will be sold under the brand name Rave.

Seventeen years

Let there be light on pears

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Two Washington pear growers try to bring light to lower canopies with trees on Y-trellises.

Pear industry continues push for more pear conditioning

By |September 20th, 2016|

Persistent conditions

Fresh pear industry pushes for stand-up “pouch” bags

By |September 12th, 2016|

Grab and go for consumer convenience

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