Technology and equipment

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

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

Uncorked potential with wine on tap

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Companies cater to restaurants that don’t want to waste a whole bottle on a single pour.

Growers get peek at automatic picking machine — VIDEO

By |March 18th, 2016|

California company shares progress on vacuum end-effector.

A gentler journey from bucket to bin

By |March 18th, 2016|

Design improvements to vacuum system apple harvester reduce bruising, worker strain.

Testing string theory

By |March 16th, 2016|

Hand-held string thinners are gaining in popularity.

How to use pear growth regulators

By |February 11th, 2016|

Growth regulators can prevent drop and enhance storability of pears if used correctly.

Basic rules of Stemilt’s tall spindle

By |February 8th, 2016|

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—Trees are planted at densities of 1,000 to 1,500 trees per acre (typically 3 or 4 feet between trees and

Grape canopy control

By |February 8th, 2016|

Juice grape growers can manage size of vines with pruning, irrigation and maybe some thinning.

Strategies for saving water

By |January 22nd, 2016|

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Growers of early-season peach varieties in California’s Central Valley may be able to conserve water without significantly affecting yields by

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