Technology and equipment

Oregon viticulturist tests, uses drone technology — Video

By |November 22nd, 2016|

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Chad Vargas demonstrates his modified DJI Phantom 4 drone from the back of his truck. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Chad Vargas

Spraying with precision — Video

By |November 18th, 2016|

Cornell researcher offers tips for making your grandfather’s sprayer more effective, but says precision sprayers are the future.

Matson leads industry in automated cold storage technology — Video

By |November 17th, 2016|

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Pallets stand five racks high, cramped, dark and sci-fi eerie. Robotic cranes, guided by lasers and bar codes, retrieve the

Ag drone future’s up in the air — Video

By |November 9th, 2016|

Even with recent advancements, drones are not quite ready for optimal use in the tree fruit industry.

Gripper’s gentle touch

By |November 7th, 2016|

Pneumatic air-controlled gripper may lend itself to robotic fruit harvest.

Creators of vacuum harvester aim to have machines ready in 2018

By |November 3rd, 2016|

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A vacuum apple harvester under development by a California company has shown it can see the apples, pick them from

The long and tricky path to automated picking — Video

By |October 30th, 2016|

Vacuum picker under development brings the apple industry closer than ever to automating harvest.

Why gaps are money losers

By |October 14th, 2016|

The quicker you fill the space on a trellis, the more sunlight is captured in the canopy.

WSTFA annual meeting 2016: How continuous change forces adaptation

By |October 12th, 2016|

Why change now? A Good Point by Sam Godwin

Bush: New tool in detecting BMSB

By |October 7th, 2016|

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Researchers from Washington State University, the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research and Extension

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