Technology and equipment

Automated pruning with robotics

By |April 13th, 2015|

Robots can follow pruning rules as well as humans, but a key was writing the rules.

Percolation barriers could enhance water retention

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Subsurface Water Retention Technology could revolutionize irrigated agriculture.

Timing is everything when fine tuning grape irrigation

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Research suggests Washington red wine grapes could benefit from new irrigation regimes.

Microwaves control brown rot

By |April 1st, 2015|

Scientists in Spain showed that microwaving peaches and nectarines prevents rot without harming the fruit.

Precision pollination

By |March 18th, 2015|

Mechanical pollination could end use of chemicals or hand labor for thinning.

Satellite imagery updated

By |March 17th, 2015|

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Wilbur-Ellis Company has reached an agreement with Planet Labs to provide satellite imagery for its AgVerdict software.

AgVerdict is a decision-making

Portable tester measures sugar, color, and maturity

By |March 16th, 2015|

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Felix Instruments has introduced a hand-held meter for instantly and non-destructively measuring sugar content, color, and maturity of fruit. The

Munckhof machine makes inroads: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 26th, 2015|

The harvest machine is widely used around the world but has only recently been sold in the United States.

Concrete support: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Across South Tyrol, growers use posts made of concrete, rather than wood.

Fruiting wall concept expands: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Alberto Dorigoni is considering shorter trees grown somewhat like vines.

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