Technology and equipment

Watering by the numbers

By |April 14th, 2016|

Extension specialists take the mystery out of irrigating.

Changing ideas about water

By |April 14th, 2016|

Irrigation becomes crucial tool even in well-watered East.

How to attract workers

By |April 4th, 2016|

Workers go where they can make the most money.

Modern orchards and technology can potentially reduce production costs

By |April 4th, 2016|

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The cost of producing apples has been rising faster than expected, largely because of increasing labor costs, but costs can

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.

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