Technology and equipment

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

Okanagan seeks USDA approval for non browning GMO “Arctic Fuji”

By |January 20th, 2016|

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Canadian grower Okanagan Specialty Fruit is seeking USDA approval for a third non-browning apple, which it calls the Arctic Fuji. This

Enhancing fruit quality

By |January 14th, 2016|

Many growth regulators are available for apples.

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