Technology and equipment

Which comes first, the trellis or the trees?

By |April 12th, 2017|

Allan says he prefers to plant the dormant, cut-back sleeping eyes for the V-trellis system

New methods to get from bud to bin : Videos

By |April 10th, 2017|

Tree system architecture for apple orchards a key topic for IFTA speakers, grower tours.

The latest on FF Robotics’ machine harvester

By |April 10th, 2017|

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IFTA’s summer field tour in New York last year focused on automation technologies and growers who are utilizing new equipment

Tips from Trellising 101

By |March 11th, 2017|

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Trellising high-value crops or adding superstructure to existing trellises should not be left to guesswork.

The engineering principles applied to trellises

Avoiding trellis failures

By |March 10th, 2017|

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After a yearlong review of trellis failures in Washington apple orchards, an engineer has created a tool that growers can

Using genetics to create “a birth control pill” for moths

By |March 8th, 2017|

Gene-editing research could lead to new control for codling moth

Tips to build a trusty trellis

By |March 6th, 2017|

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Put at least one quarter of a trellis post in the ground, use high-quality wire and think of tug-of-war when

The GMO debate gets more complicated

By |February 28th, 2017|

As growers and regulators try to keep up with advances in genomics, questions arise over what is and is not genetically engineered.

Cutting-edge technique to keep pathogens away

By |February 28th, 2017|

Rutgers researchers hope gene-editing technology can make wine grapes resistant to downy mildew.

Taming traits from the wild genome

By |February 28th, 2017|

New genetic techniques have made it much faster for breeders to bring blue mold resistance from wild Eurasian apples into modern cultivars.

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